AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

The latest news from the AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher insights and more.

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Plant-based diets with whole grains, fruits and veggies lower CV mortality risk

March 15, 2019
Healthy plant-based diets lowered the risk for total and CVD mortality, whereas unhealthy plant-based diets raised the risk, according to a study…
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Heart health awareness not strong in young women

March 14, 2019
Most adolescent and young women are unaware that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, according to a survey…
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Weight cycling confers poor CV health in women

March 7, 2019
Women who had a history of weight cycling had poorer CV health and were less likely to meet the BMI metric from the American Heart…
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Frequent olive oil intake may reduce platelet activity in adults with obesity

March 7, 2019
A diet with higher olive oil consumption may lower the risk for CV events in obese adults due to reduced platelet activity, according to data…
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Better CV fitness confers reduced absenteeism in middle school students

March 6, 2019
Improvements in CV fitness in high-poverty middle school students, particularly girls, may lead to reduced absenteeism, according to data presented…

Healthful, unique dietary patterns help prevent, treat insulin resistance

October 20, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Though the risk for insulin resistance and associated conditions can be decreased with healthy dietary patterns, what works for one…
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Consider long-acting contraceptives for all women of reproductive age and at cardiometabolic risk

October 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Long-acting reversible contraceptives are the recommended option for women and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk, according to…
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Embrace food as an 'integral part of medicine' to shift focus from intervention to prevention

October 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Culinary medicine, a new and still-evolving area of medicine, has the potential to reduce the prevalence of various diseases and…
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Pain is likely comorbid, co-contributory to negative CV outcomes

October 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Determine what type of pain a patient has, what the pain is trying to signal and then consider a multimodal approach as it…
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For most cancer survivors, preventative CVD treatment, surveillance needed

October 15, 2016
LAS VEGAS — It is important for primary care doctors to understand the cardiovascular disease risks for cancer survivors and how to monitor…