University of Minnesota researchers have examined the eating habits of residents in Singapore and found that a Western diet heavy in fast food increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
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University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers have reported two high-signal genetic markers correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD) that should help define genetic fingerprints that can signal an increased risk of developing the disease.
Henry Blackburn is among the few remaining principal investigators of the Seven Countries Study team that focused on the relation of heart attacks to the eating and activity patterns in contrasting populations of men in strenuous occupations like farming, fishing, and logging in the United States, Finland, the Netherlands, and Japan, Greece, Italy, and Yugoslavia.
Women with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, are two to three times more likely to have a stroke or heart attack than those without it — yet it’s often unrecognized and untreated, especially in women. That’s according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.
Minnesotans have a lower risk of heart disease than the general population according to recent findings from the Minnesota Heart Survey, a study of cardiovascular risk factors led by Lyn Steffen, associate professor of epidemiology. But why? “We think, from looking at these study findings, that what explains this difference in the cardiovascular mortality rate [...]
September is atrial fibrillation month, a time to raise awareness about this condition, which causes an irregular and often rapid heart rate.
Minnesotans are less likely than the average American to die of heart disease. The reason? Likely because, compared to national averages, Minnesotans smoke less and fewer have high blood pressure.
That’s according to a recent study, led by Lyn Steffen, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota.
He’s known as the King of Hearts, Mother Theresa’s cardiologist, the founder of one of the word’s largest hospitals, and a champion of health care for the poor, young, and most vulnerable. Devi Shetty has no intention of slowing down. This spring, the world-renowned cardiac surgeon traveled to the Twin Cities to receive an honorary [...]
May is Mediterranean Diet Month. But what is the Mediterranean Diet? And why is it good for you?
PAD, or Peripheral Artery Disease, is a common and often debilitating condition in which blood flow to the legs is obstructed by plaque that blocks heart or brain arteries. It affects at least 8 million Americans and is considered a major, but less known, risk factor for heart attacks and stroke.