Tag Archives: cardiovascular disease

Caloric Restriction Improves Cardiometabolic Health

Unintended caloric restriction in Biosphere 2 Caloric restriction reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in several animal species. But what about humans? Data from the eight inhabitants of Biosphere 2 showed that people eating a low-calorie diet improved cardiovascular risk factors. In 1991, eight people (four men, four women) were sealed in Biosphere 2 near…
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Better Measures of Body Fat

Body-mass index (BMI) is the most widely used measure of body fatness Sometimes ways of doing things don’t change in the face of compelling evidence that a better way exists. Such seems to be the case with respect to measuring human body fat. Aside from aesthetics, excessive body fat predicts increased risk of chronic diseases…
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Peripheral Artery Disease Harms Your Health

What is peripheral artery disease? Walking more can help manage it Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a chronic condition in which arteries narrowed by plaque accumulation reduce blood flow to the legs (usually) and/or arms, especially during exertion. Symptoms include leg pain while moving about and sores. PAD predicts increased risk of death from cardiovascular…
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The Perils of Visceral and Ectopic Fat

Visceral and ectopic versus subcutaneous body fat Aerobic xercise helps reduce visceral fat With fat, location matters. Visceral fat occurs within the abdominal cavity. Subcutaneous fat occurs just beneath the skin. Researchers used data from 3,001 participants in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Third-Generation cohorts to determine links between these two types of fat…
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