Tag Archives: Nuffield Department of Population Health: University of Oxford

No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke. “I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Health in Old Age Associated With Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (NHS Choices / JAMA)

Summary Fresh evidence from France suggests that favourable cardiovascular health metrics – measured using the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 Metrics tool – and higher cardiovascular health scores, are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and … Continue reading

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Researchers Advise Use of Aspirin Immediately After Minor Strokes (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary The benefits of taking aspirin immediately after a mini or minor stroke, to prevent or limit harm, have been hugely under-estimated. Full Text Link Reference Mundasad, S. (2016). ‘Immediate aspirin’ advice for minor stroke.  London: BBC Health News, May … 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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Apple-a-Day for the Over-50s: Comparative Proverb Assessment (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary There is evidence indicating that were everyone over the age of 50 to eat an apple a day then 8,500 deaths from heart attacks and strokes could be avoided every year in the UK. This would amount to as big … Continue reading

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