Tag Archive for 'American Heart Association'

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

Older men who walked more each week reduced their stroke risk more

November 15th, 2013 by American Heart Association

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, in a large population-based study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked […]

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women

December 14th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Even light-to-moderate cigarette smoking is associated with a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac death in women. The risk of sudden cardiac death rose 8% for each five years of smoking. However, within 15-20 years of smoking cessation the risk of sudden cardiac death drops to that of a nonsmoker. Women who are […]

Most comprehensive smoke-free laws lead to fewer hospitalisations

October 29th, 2012 by American Heart Association

Comprehensive smoke-free laws are associated with a rapid 15% decrease in hospitalisations for heart attacks, 16% for stroke, and a 24% decrease in hospitalisations for respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The most comprehensive laws — those covering workplaces, restaurants and bars — resulted in more health benefits. Smoke-free legislation was associated […]