Posts Tagged "cardiovascular disease"

Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

Posted on Sep 5, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

by Robert Preidt Adults who experienced abuse, poverty, or social isolation in childhood are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease as a result of heightened “reactivity,” warns an expert from the University of Pittsburgh. “Many diseases first diagnosed in mid-life can be traced back to childhood. Having some bad health habits in your 20’s and 30’s is part of the reason why people get diseases later on. However, it isn’t the whole reason,” Karen A. Matthews, a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, said in an...

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Seven Hours Of Sleep Best For Heart Health

Posted on Aug 16, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Not getting enough sleep? Getting too much? You may be increasing your chances of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the August 1 edition of the scientific journal SLEEP. In the study, Doctors Charumathi Sabanayagam and Anoop Shankar of the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine determined that seven hours of sleep is the optimal amount for heart health, according to a statement released on Sunday by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), publishers of SLEEP. Analyzing data from more than 30,000 adults who participated in the 2005 National Health...

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