Stable coronary artery disease—defined as an established pat- tern of angina pectoris, a history of myocardial infarction, or the presence of plaque documented by catheterization—affects 17 million Americans (American Family Physician, 2011; 83 , 819–26). According to new research, exercise can significantly improve survival rates among CAD patients.
Sixty million American adults have bor- derline hypertension, also known as prehypertension. Medical guidelines recommend lifestyle modifications for those with this condition (systolic blood pressure: 120–139 mm Hg, or diastolic BP: 80–89 mm Hg). If these methods are unsuccessful, then antihypertensive drugs are often recommended.
Now there's another reason to encourage clients to limit the sugar: Eating added sugar is associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published February 3 online in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study focuses on sugar added in the processing or preparing of foods, not naturally occurring sugars in fruits and fruit juices.
newsletter_teaser: Now there's another reason to encourage clients to limit their sugar intake: Eating added sugar is associated with increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published February 3 online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In last month’s issue of IDEA Fitness Journal, we reported that a significant number of older women spend much of the day in sedentary behavior. A new study looks at the relationship between sedentary living and mortality risk in a similar population
Older Asian adults in New York City’s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens, are getting a new lease on life thanks to a program offered by the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The primary focus of the program is to improve bone health among participants. According to research presented at the 2013 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, this population is at great risk for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
the American Cancer Society estimates that approxi- mately 17,990 new esophageal cancer cases (14,440 in men and 3,550 in women) were diagnosed in the United States in 2013. the organization also estimates that about 15,210 people (12,220 men and 2,990 women) died from esophageal cancer in the same year. Here’s the good news: new research shows that exercisers have less risk of developing the disease.
Body mass index is often used to determine health status and disease development potential. However, researchers from the Mayo Clinic have discovered that waist size can be a significant predictor of future problems—even among people in healthy BMI ranges.
The scientists culled data from 11 studies that included 650,386 white adults aged 20–83. At a 9-year follow-up, 78,268 participants had died.
newsletter_teaser: Fat may seem like the enemy of civilized people—especially sedentary ones. Yet we cannot live without it. Fat plays a key role in the structure and flexibility of cell membranes, and it helps regulate the movement of substances through those membranes.
Researchers from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina reported recently in PLoS ONE (2013; 8 , e76632) that 40 years of nutrition information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey—the gold-standard database for such information—may be fatally flawed.
There’s a long-standing debate about whether order matters when combining cardiovascular exercise and strength training in a single session. Is it best, for example, to hit the treadmill before or after heading to the weight room? Researchers from the University of Jyväskylä, in Finland, believe they have the answer.