Depression reduces the chances of reaching good cardiovascular health

Main Point: High level of depression is an important barrier to achieve best cardiovascular health.

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High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk

Main Points: Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient

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Young Hispanics often obese, at higher risk for heart diseases

Main Points: Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics and is severe among young Hispanics. This is associated with a considerable

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Childhood malnutrition linked to higher blood pressure in adults

Main Point: Malnutrition during childhood is associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, higher resistance to blood flow, and poor heart

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Depression linked to higher heart disease death risk in younger women

Main Points: Women 55 and younger are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures

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To prevent stroke in women, start young

Main Point: Stroke risk in women begins in young adulthood, according to a guideline synopsis. Published in: Annals of Internal

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Gender-specific research improves accuracy of heart disease diagnosis in women

Main Points: Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with dysfunctions of the smaller coronary arteries and the

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Processed red meat linked to higher risk of heart failure, death in men

Main Points: Men who regularly eat moderate amounts of processed red meat such as cold cuts (ham/salami) and sausage may

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Poor cardiovascular health linked to memory, learning deficits

Main Points: People with poor cardiovascular health have a substantially higher incidence of cognitive impairment. Better cardiovascular health was more

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Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging tests is low for most children; more complex tests may raise risk

Main Points: Standard X-rays don’t significantly raise cancer risks among young children. However, children undergoing more complex procedures with higher

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