Women and Heart Disease: Risk, Symptoms, Prevention

For ladies, the lifetime risk of dying of cardiovascular illness is almost a single in three. Luckily, most cardiovascular illness in women is preventable. Kathleen W. McNicholas, MD, warns ladies that its time to quit contemplating about heart disorder as a mans disorder. She speaks with the authority of the two a doctor and a affected person. A seasoned surgeon in her mid-50s at Christiana Care Health System, McNicholas had open-heart surgical treatment herself at Christiana Hospital in 2003. “Two thirds of women and one particular 3rd of physicians dont recognize the symptoms of heart assault in females—symptoms that are often far more subtle than the classic elephant sitting on your chest,” she says.

Added sugars in processed meals and beverages may enhance cardiovascular condition threat aspects, according to a examine by Emory University researchers. Talking here is research co-writer Miriam Vos, MD, MSPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, Emory College of Medicine. About the Study The examine, published in the April 20, 2010, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), analyzed US federal government nutritional info and blood lipid amounts in much more than 6000 adult males and ladies in between 1999 and 2006. The research topics were divided into five groups according to the volume of additional sugar and caloric sweeteners they consumed day-to-day. Researchers observed that individuals who consumed much more added sugar were a lot more likely to have larger cardiovascular disorder chance factors, such as increased triglyceride lev¬els and increased ratios of triglycerides to HDL-C, or great cholesterol. Press Release Larger Amounts of Extra Sugars Boost Heart Disorder Danger Aspects shared.web.emory.edu JAMA Video clip Press Release Higher Quantities of Extra Sugars in US Diet Alter Lipid Levels, Improve Heart Disorder Chance www.youtube.com Relevant Hyperlinks Sound Science: What’s driving the enhance in liver disorder in youngsters www.whsc.emory.edu Short Biography: Miriam Vos www.choa.org “Sweet Nothings” (Emory Magazine, Fall 2008) www.emory.edu

4 Responses to “Women and Heart Disease: Risk, Symptoms, Prevention”

  • AppleSouffle:

    In his book Living Low Carb, Johnny Bowden, PhD, wrote about how sugar CAUSES heart disease.

    To the best of memory, high insulin damages LDL, then LDL forms fatty streaks on the endothelium, the lining of an artery. Eat more sugar, more blocks.

    Cholesterol has no effect on heart disease. People with very high, moderate and low cholesterol levels all have heart attacks.

    And if you eat foods with lots of cholesterol, your liver simply makes less. If you avoid cholesterol, your liver makes more.

  • AppleSouffle:

    Here’s a news flash for you, saturated fats and cholesterol have NO bearing on your likelihood for a heart attack. That nonsense was made up by Ancel Keys in the 1950s.

    Check out the book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You by Doctor Uffe Ravnskov, a medical doctor in Sweden.

  • 2nevershake:

    Hi, I’d like to know if researchers controled the total and saturated fat intake of participants? It concerns me that those who ate more added sugar may also have higher fat intakes, which may have accounted more than sugar for cholesterol levels. Thank you.

  • EmoryUniversity:

    @BlackNoir Thanks for your comment. This study was exploring new findings, as few direct connection between sugar and cardiovascular disease had been studied. For more information, see the press release link given in the video description.

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