Search Tag: all-cause mortality

Cardiology Management

Study: HDL Not Independent Heart Disease Risk Factor

2016 31 Oct

A study of 631,000 people has found that both low and very high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are associated with a higher risk of mortality from heart disease, cancer and other causes. The researchers suggest that the findings cast doubt on HDL being used as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease or for the goal of raising... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sitting For Less Than 3 Hours a Day Could Increase Life Expectancy

2016 24 Mar

Prolonged Daily Sitting Linked to 3.8% of All-Cause Deaths   A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for 3.8% of all-cause mortality deaths. Investigators also estimate that reducing sitting time to less than three hours per day would increase life expectancy by... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medicare: Drop in Mortality, Hospitalisation and Costs

2015 28 Jul

During 1999-2013, all-cause mortality and hospitalisation rates, along with inpatient expenditure per death, decreased for U.S. Medicare beneficiaries age 65 years or older, according to a new study published in JAMA. “Even though it is difficult to disentangle the specific reasons for improvement, it is clear that over the past 15 years there have... Read more

Cardiology Management

Missing Teeth Predict Cardiovascular Events

2015 08 Jun

A recent study shows that tooth loss is associated with future cardiovascular events, diabetes and death. The research is published in the Journal of Dental Research. The study was conducted by University of Helsinki in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Welfare. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are the leading cause of death worldwide... Read more


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