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Healthful diet and exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease in Indian patients

A healthful diet and exercise have a significant positive effect on serum lipid profiles, and obesity constitutes a major risk factor for the development of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, a recent Indian-based study found. Key Point: A healthful diet and regular exercise are effective reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Prevention… 

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Presence of risk factors at middle age defines future cardiovascular risk

Risk factors present at middle age define an individual’s lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease, according to results from a meta-analysis conducted by U.S. researchers. Key Point: Risk factors present at middle age predict lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, which reinforces the importance of preventive care. As part of the Cardiovascular… 

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Simply measuring inter-arm systolic blood pressures (SBPs) can help you assess a patient’s risk of vascular disease or death

Most doctors know that identifying and treating patients with vascular disease can be difficult. A recent meta-analysis found that measuring inter-arm blood pressures can help you determine which patients are at greater risk for vascular disease or death. Patients with a large inter-arm SBP difference need a vascular assessment, because… 

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