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October 26, 1999

The CARDIA Study (Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults)

High fiber diets may protect against obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in healthy young adults by lowering insulin levels. This is one of the findings of an analysis of participants in the CARDIA Study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

October 26, 1999

JAMA Spotlights the Health Risks of Obesity

The October 27, 1999, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) spotlights the health risks of obesity, a major risk factor for heart disease.

September 15, 1999

New Study Confirms Importance of Systolic Blood Pressure

New evidence from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham Heart Study finds that systolic blood pressure, far more than diastolic blood pressure, identifies patients with hypertension, determines their blood pressure stage, and indicates the need for treatment, but both measurements used together are best.

September 1, 1999

Diabetes Mellitus: A Major Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have collaborated with three leading private health organizations on a major public health statement to alert physicians, patients, and the general public to the increasing significance of diabetes mellitus as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
August 25, 1999

Brisk Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Attack in Women

Next week's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine contains a paper on a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) - funded study that compares walking with vigorous exercise in the prevention of coronary heart disease in women.

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