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Heart health is bone health: study shows how atherosclerosis and osteoporosis are linked

Patients with atherosclerosis - the buildup of cholesterol and fat in arteries - are at a higher risk of osteoporosis. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism shows how the development of atherosclerosis encourages the loss of bone density.

Source: Medical News Today

PAD patients on statins may have lower amputation, death risk

People who have peripheral artery disease (PAD) and take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have a lower risk of amputation and death than PAD patients who don't take statins. And the higher the dose of statins, the lower the risks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Peripheral Vascular Disease 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Source: Medical Xpress

Psoriasis severity linked to rising risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Psoriasis sufferers may face a higher risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal.

Source: Medical Xpress

Computer model helps physicians prescribe stroke preventing therapy

Physician-researchers in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati have developed a computerized decision support tool that uses a combination of patient information and characteristics to assist physicians and patients with decisions about blood thinning treatment to prevent strokes in individuals with atrial fibrillation.

Source: Medical Xpress

Age and gender influence risk for certain peripheral vascular diseases

New findings from large-scale studies of more than 3.6 million people who underwent screening for cardiovascular disease reveals that a person's age and gender affects the prevalence of certain types of peripheral vascular diseases (PVD), and that diabetes is a major risk factor for developing these diseases, even in patients without heart disease.

Source: Medical Xpress

Morning Home Blood Pressure Predicts Stroke, CAD Events

Morning home blood pressure (HBP) is a robust predictor of stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD) events, according to research published in the April 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Smokers warned of amputation risk as a million could be living with deadly vascular disease

Experts are warning that more than a million people in the UK - 90% of whom are smokers or ex-smokers1 - could be living with a serious vascular condition that can lead to leg amputation or a fatal heart attack.

AHA: Daily Cup of Tea May Boost Cardiovascular Health

Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may improve cardiovascular health, according to new research scheduled to be presented on Tuesday at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

Vascular disease after age 80 associated with greater risk of dementia

People who reach their 80s without cardiovascular disease are more likely to suffer from the effects of dementia than a heart attack or stroke, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In a small group of participants, an association was also found between zero or low levels of artery-clogging calcium deposits and a low risk of dementia and cardiovascular events, suggesting that the cardiovascular risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease could also affect the brain.

AHA: Yogurt Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of High BP

For women, regular yogurt consumption is associated with reduced risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association`s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Sessions, held from March 1 to 4 in Phoenix.

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