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Eating more fruits, veggies in youth linked to healthy heart decades later


Eating more fruits and vegetables as a young adult may keep your arteries free of heart disease 20 years later, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers found that eating more fruits and vegetables as young adults was associated with less calcified […]

Younger adults, women experience only slight declines in heart disease deaths


Deaths from heart disease have declined dramatically over the past few decades, but younger people, particularly women, are not sharing equally in that improvement, according to new research.

Using data on adults ages 25 and older, researchers tracked annual percentage changes in heart disease death rates […]

August 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

More college-age kids would take statins under pediatric guidelines


For children and adults with elevated levels of “bad” cholesterol, guidelines are available to point physicians to the most appropriate treatment. But for patients who are no longer children but not quite yet adults, knowing which recommendations to follow hasn’t been clear-cut.

Now, a new study […]

April 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study.

Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000 people with insomnia and 64,000 without and found after four years of follow-up that:

Stroke incidence was eight times higher for 18-34 […]

Study suggests smoking prevention programs should also target young adults

Young adults, 18- to 24-years-old, who regularly use alcohol, get poor grades and are impulsive are also more likely to start smoking, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The research from the University of Montreal School of Public Health is based on data from 1,293 […]