Search Tag: risk of CHD

Cardiology Management

Rotating Night Shift Increases Risk of CHD in Women

2016 26 Apr

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA . The disruption of social and biological rhythms that occur during shift work have been hypothesized to increase chronic disease... Read more

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Gene Mutation with Elevated HDL Cholesterol Increases Risk of CHD

2016 22 Mar

New research suggests that a rare gene mutation in some individuals with elevated HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of CHD development. The research is published in Science . HDL is generally considered to be the good cholesterol as it is believed to be cardioprotective but in this new study conducted with 300 participants with very high HDL-C... Read more

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Study: Lower CHD Risk in Minority Populations

2016 01 Feb

A ten-year study of over 1.3 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California shows that blacks, Latinos and Asians have lower risk of coronary heart disease as compared to whites. The study is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  The study evaluated ethnic differences in risk of CHD within a diverse population - including... Read more