Posts Tagged ‘Nurses’ Health Study’

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January 5th, 2015

Healthy Habits of Young Women Lead to Long-Term Health Benefits

It may seem obvious, but a new study shows that young women with healthy habits are less likely as they age to get coronary heart disease or go on to develop cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Andrea Chomistek and colleagues analyzed data from more than 88,000 women participating in the […]


December 8th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 8th

This week’s topics include the surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation, the Mediterranean diet and telomere length, and more.


November 4th, 2013

Healthy Diet in Middle Age Leads to Healthier Old Age

New results from a long-running study offer fresh evidence that a “healthy” diet is actually good for you. The study shows that women who followed a healthy diet while in middle age had a much better chance of reaching age 70 without any of the major illnesses or impairments usually associated with old age. In a […]


November 4th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 4th

This week’s topics include an observational study of better diet quality and decreased mortality among MI survivors and a clinical review of circulatory shock.


December 11th, 2012

No Surprise: Smoking and Sudden Cardiac Death Closely Tied

Compared with women who never smoked, the risk of sudden cardiac death was significantly elevated in current smokers (relative risk 2.44) and former smokers (1.40). Quitting helps: by 20 years the risk for ex-smokers was similar to women who had never smoked.


July 6th, 2011

Lower Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Observed in Women with Healthy Lifestyles

It probably won’t come as a big surprise, but a new study finds that women who live a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). In a paper published in JAMA, Stephanie Chiuve and colleagues analyzed data from 81,722 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. They used 4 factors to […]