Recent Examples of coronary heart disease from the Web
Consuming high amounts of artificial trans fat increases your risk of coronary heart disease.
The Million Women Study conducted in Britain demonstrated a direct link between the development of coronary heart disease and an increase in waist circumference over a 20-year period.
Twin studies give us statistics on the genetic risks of diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke or cancer.
What came to be known as the North Karelia project led to a 63 percent decline in deaths from coronary heart disease for men between the ages of 30 and 64.
Indeed, loneliness and social isolation has been linked to a higher risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
For people with coronary heart disease, losing weight will not prolong life, a new study reports, but increasing physical activity will.
Wettstein’s study found that exposure to wildfire smoke correlates with more hospital visits for coronary heart disease, irregular heart rhythm, heart failure, pulmonary embolism and stroke.
For men and women at a high genetic risk for heart disease, high fitness levels was linked to a 49% lower risk for coronary heart disease and a 60% lower risk for atrial fibrillation.
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medical Definition of coronary heart disease
- High blood cholesterol … is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease—the leading cause of death in the United States.
- —The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Sept. 1993
- The fatty acids called triglycerides significantly contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease, researchers have found.
- —The New York Times, 19 July 1994
- … exercise testing is a safe and relatively simple way to quantitate cardiovascular performance and detect coronary disease when interpreted in conjunction with other clinical findings.
- —Terry Jopke, The Physician and Sports Medicine, March 1981
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