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Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent

Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent

Barcelona, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK. The findings from the seven year follow-up study of nearly 0.5 million people in the China Kadoorie Biobank found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined.

Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF

Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF

Barcelona, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) doubles the risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF, according to research in more than 6 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Thomas Vanassche from Belgium. The findings suggest that a simple clinical assessment of the type of AF can help doctors to better estimate stroke risk.

Renal denervation reduces recurrent AF after ablation

Renal denervation reduces recurrent AF after ablation

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Renal denervation reduces recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed with pulmonary vein isolation ablation in patients with AF and hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Alexander Romanov from the Russian Federation.

Energy drinks cause heart problems

Energy drinks cause heart problems

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Professor Milou-Daniel Drici from France.

Professor Drici said: "So-called 'energy drinks' are popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, with people sometimes consuming a number of drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death."

Low-carb vs. low-fat diets

1. Low-carb trumps low-fat for weight loss and cardiovascular risk

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Organic vs. paid advertising? Inside the mind of an online browser

The keyword term a consumer uses in their search engine query can predict the likelihood that they will click on an organic or paid advertisement, according to Columbia Business School surveys of behavior between the keyword search and the point-of-click. The new information may give marketers the edge in converting even more consumer clicks on their sites.

Research letter: Viewers ate more while watching Hollywood action flick on TV

Television shows filled with action and sound may be bad for your waistline. TV viewers ate more M&Ms, cookies, carrots and grapes while watching an excerpt from a Hollywood action film than those watching an interview program.

Senior Home Nutrition Menus Get Optimized

Nutritional expertise at Northumbria University, Newcastle has helped enhance the menus of care provider Hadrian Healthcare Group, which commissioned research by Carole Marshall, a registered nutritionist at Northumbria, to identify how their meals could provide improved nutrition and hydration for their residents.

Antihypertensive therapy reduces CV events, strokes and mortality in older adults

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Antihypertensive therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, strokes and mortality in hypertensive older adults, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Dr Maciej Ostrowski from Poland. The findings suggest that antihypertensive drugs should be considered in all patients over 65 years of age with hypertension.

Resistant hypertension increases stroke risk by 35 percent in women and 20 percent in elderly Taiwanese

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Resistant hypertension increases the risk of stroke by 35% in women and 20% in elderly Taiwanese patients, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Kuo-Yang Wang from Taiwan. The findings suggest that gender and age should be added to the risk stratification of resistant hypertension to enable more appropriate treatment decisions.