Tag Archives: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Perhaps No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity? (BBC News / NHS Choices / EurekAlert!)

Summary Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared … Continue reading

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More on the Obesity – Cancer / Burden of Ill-Health Link (BBC News / CRUK / UK Health Forum)

Summary It is predicted that three out of four adults will be overweight or obese by 2035. The following Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and UK Health Forum report suggests that obesity could be associated with 670,000 to 700,000 extra cases … Continue reading

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UK Stroke and Dementia Research: Under-Funding Persists (BMJ Open / Guardian)

Summary The levels of research funding upon cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), dementia and stroke were compared, in relation to burden of each of these diseases in terms of their prevalence, disability adjusted life years and economic burden. This analysis … Continue reading

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A Question of Height: a New Dimension in Statistical and Genetic Risk Factors? (BBC News / NHS Choices / British Journal of Psychiatry / NEJM)

Summary A number of studies point to the unexpected potential influence of physical height in the risks of developing various diseases (which may or may not be related). It was found last year that decreasing height is associated statistically with … Continue reading

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Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales (NHS Choices / BBC News / ONS)

Summary The Office for National Statistics (ONS) takes avoidable mortality to mean deaths caused by “conditions which should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care or through wider public health interventions”. According to latest statistics, in … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Any Town Toolkit: NHS England’s Modelling Toolkit for CCGs (NHS England)

Summary The “Any Town” Toolkit is a high-level health system modelling toolkit provided by NHS England to assist CCGs in determining which interventions might best improve their local health services (ideally whilst saving money). It is intended to help commissioners … Continue reading

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