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Topic: Lifestyle - Primary Care

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Vitamin D levels in the blood are linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a new study from the USA. Participants in the top quartile of vitamin D had a 4.3-fold higher cardiorespiratory fitness than those in the bottom quartile.
Thursday, 02 February 2017
Offering smokers a taster session at an NHS Stop Smoking Service and explaining their personal risk of developing smoking-related diseases doubles their likelihood of attending a stop smoking course.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Two studies highlight the long-term implications of childhood obesity. The first study shows that obese children have increased arterial damage and an enhanced likelihood of pre-diabetes in adulthood which, in turn, increases the chance of developing cardiovascular disease.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a person’s lifetime, as a new study from the US National Institutes of Health shows that efforts to prevent risk factors should extend to those over 65 years of age.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
A new document from Public Health England (PHE) highlights the ongoing impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and provides an overview of PHEs work in CVD.
Category: Have You Heard
Thursday, 28 April 2016
This article provides an overview of gout, including its optimal treatment, links with cardiovascular disease and the value of European and UK guidelines.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 05 August 2016
The updated NICE guideline on post-myocardial infarction care (CG 172) provides a benchmark for primary care. In this article, Ivan Benett and Jennifer Yung highlight the five key tasks for general practice in caring for someone who has suffered a heart attack.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
This article reviews the important and growing role of the NHS Health Check in tackling some of the challenges in prevention and treatment of CVD and other non-communicable diseases.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Physical activity could result in a less severe stroke, according to a new Swedish study. Even light physical activity such as walking 4 hours per week and moderate physical activity for 2-3 hours per week appear to have a beneficial impact.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
A new study shows that asking patients simple questions about their weight at the ages of 20 and 40 provides valuable information to aid prediction of future cardiovascular disease.
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