News tagged with lifestyle factors

High BMI linked to heart attack, stroke in young women

A nationwide study of women in Denmark who are of child-bearing age finds that those who are obese appear to have a much greater risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research being presented at the American College ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Visceral fat causally linked to intestinal cancer

Visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer, according to data from a mouse study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Associ ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Reducing your risk of heart disease

February is American Heart Month but living a heart healthy lifestyle is important anytime of the year. That's because cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans – one in three of us will die from heart ...

Feb 06, 2013
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Your history may define your future: Tell your doctor

Your family history is important, not just because it shaped you into who you are today, but it also impacts your risk for developing cancer and other chronic diseases. For example, if one of your family members had cancer, ...

Feb 04, 2013
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Weight-loss surgery is new diabetes foe

(HealthDay)— Though it began as a treatment for something else entirely, gastric bypass surgery—which involves shrinking the stomach as a way to lose weight—has proven to be the latest and possibly ...

Jan 04, 2013
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U.S. lifestyles thwarting heart health progress: report

(HealthDay)— Although significant progress has been made in the United States in terms of decreasing smoking and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new report warns that cardiovascular disease—including ...

Dec 12, 2012
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