Heart disease risk ethnic groups

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Avatar m tn Multivitamin-Mineral Use Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Women in the United States. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/07/jn.114.204743.
Avatar n tn the inherent risk for colon cancer in a population and the age of the subjects. Different ethnic groups have different risks of developing colon cancer. For example as many as 50% of Hawaiian-Japanese males in the age group of 20-39 may have polyps. Studies have indicated that in low risk populations about 10% of people have adenomas In all ethnic groups, the frequency of polyps increases with age. In general, 90% of colon cancers occur in persons older than 50 years.
Avatar m tn An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 600,000 more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called "hippocampal sparing" Alzheimer’s Since there’s no conventional cure, the issue of prevention is absolutely critical if you want to avoid becoming an Alzheimer’s statistic.
212161 tn?1537894445 Did you know they had many problems with the procedure because certain ethnic groups were being passed as clear but then having severe heart attacks soon after. Certain ethnic groups were being found to have large fat deposits but not calcified, meaning that they looked clear but were not. So in effect you could have a 90% soft blockage (not calcified) and it will register as 0 calcium. What they have done is produce a chart with ethnic groups and they use this.
Avatar m tn By further understanding how these new genes play their roles, some of the genes could become targets themselves and help reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease," Kathiresan said. The researchers, based at 37 institutions in the United States and around the world, started with genetic information on participants in the Framingham Heart Study, which first established the role of LDL cholesterol in cardiovascular disease in 1961.
Avatar f tn t any family history of heart disease. My age does not indicate towards heart problems. I am so worried abt my health and future. Somebody plz help me. If i am at risk of heart attack or CAD. What should i do. Plz reply.
Avatar n tn Certain types of epilepsy are more common in some ethnic groups, but there are no definite links shown in any major epilepsy group.
Avatar m tn What the authors found was that the low-fat diet, although helpful in weight loss, did not reduce risk of heart disease. In contrast, with the low-carb diet, the 10-year risk of heart disease was reduced by 1.4 percent on average. This number may not seem that high, but in a 30-year-old person who could live another 40 to 50 years, the cumulative effects of diet choice can be seen, with risk reductions ranging from 4 percent to 10 percent.
Avatar m tn In 65% of men and 47% of women symptons of cardiovascular disease is heart attack or sudden death. Most artery flow disrupting events occur at locations with less than 50% of lumen narrowing. Typical heart attack occurs at locations with about 20% of stenosis. Cardiac stress testing generally only detects lumen narrowing of ~75% or greater - some say nuclear stress tests go as low as ~50%." a.
Avatar f tn Docto says i have an elevate risk of heart disease...something about CPL at 110 and my cholesterol is off the charts.
Avatar f tn s at risk? People who live in or travel to the southwestern United States—where the disease is endemic—are at risk. Within that area, working outdoors—at construction sites, archaeological digs, and other places that involve undisturbed soil—also seems to be a risk factor (though plenty of people who don't have outdoor jobs—for example, this little girl—also get valley fever).
Avatar n tn Posted By Victoria Goren on July 01, 1998 at 11:09:37: In Reply to: Re: Prevalance of Epilepsy posted by CCF NEUROLOGY MD/in on June 30, 1998 at 19:56:25: :What are the epilepsy types and what are the ethnic groups?
Avatar n tn My fiance who is 66 years old, has been very irritaable, complians about everything, rude to me, and Im afraid that he will have another heart attach, he had open heart surg 3 years ago, we have relocated to SA from USA, Im so afraid, how do I help him calm down, and what are the signs?
Avatar m tn AND, since many have become westernised, they have certainly started to see the real effects of heart disease. Erijon is correct in that these individual cases are often used to try and disprove the benefits of medications, but they never use the full story. It's the same with the French paradox for the English. Our neighbours consume tons of dairy products yet have very little instance of heart disease compared to us.
Avatar f tn It is true that African Americans have higher rates of HIV than most other racial and ethnic groups in the US. Still, the chance any particular African American is HIV infected is low. More than race, I would worry if he were bisexual, an injection drug user, or had recently been incarcerated, since both of those are strong HIV risks. But even there, the odds remain in your favor.
101028 tn?1419603004 If any of you are interested in participating in clinical trials for your herpes infections - be sure to check out clinicaltrials.gov periodically. PLENTY of studies going on right now for anyone interested. Here are just a few :) http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00477334?term=genital+herpes&rank=3 Patient-Initiated Episodic Treatment of Recurrent Genital Herpes in Black Patients This is a perfectly safe study to particpate in.
Avatar f tn All who suffer from heart disease have a statistically higher risk of a heart failure than does the general population who do not have heart problems. This is true too as we go into higher age groups, the older one is the more likely they will experience a physical failure of some type or another. I suffer from AFib myself and know I am at higher risk for additional heart problems, and for stroke even though I take an anticoagulant (Warfarin).
469720 tn?1388146349 Diabetes Hypertension High Cholesterol Smoking Additionally a family history of premature cardiovascular disease in the absence of these risk factors increases ones risk significantly. The process is sometimes referred to as the silent killer because it lies quiet as it evolves until one experiences stroke, heart attack or "poor circulation" The PAD Coalition has a mission of improving the public's awareness of this process see www.beatpad.org.
Avatar f tn Also, there are certain ethnic groups, mainly Native Americans, that succumbed to tuberculosis very quickly once they were taken out of their native surroundings and placed in boarding schools.
4173379 tn?1355356551 Iron is a carcinogen, and together with behavioural, genetic and environmental factors everything we take in with regards to iron from various sources only serves to add to excessive and misplaced iron deposition, leading to further risk of disease, as noted above. The research surrounding the storage of iron continues to emerge and evidence continues to grow that iron is the root cause or co-factor as an underlying mechanism for disease and conditions we consider "common".
Avatar m tn Extensive research studies have clearly demonstrated that Alzheimer’s disease risk is increased by lifestyle influences that alter genetic expression toward disease. Diet, exposure to toxic household and environmental pollutants and lack of physical activity are all known to flip the metabolic gene switch that can either protect against or promote the disease.
Avatar m tn Coronary heart disease accounts for approximately 35% of all cardiovascular deaths and 10.5% of all deaths worldwide (2). Most risk factors of coronary heart disease are changeable, meaning coronary heart disease is a largely preventable disease (3). Omega-3 oils have been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, but how much is enough?
Avatar n tn Does Rh-neg blood type have a low risk for cancer, but a high risk for diabetes, heart disease & autoimmune problems? A large number of family members on my mother's side (about 10 so far) who are Rh-negative blood type have died or having major problems with diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune system. The other side of my family are Rh positive and they are being stricken with various types of cancer (about 8 so far), but they do not have the other health problems.
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1200240 tn?1289339687 My hubby has heart disease.He went along to the GP yesterday and he is refering him back to the consultant for further investigation as he has been coming over very poorly and his pulse was low. The GP told him the consultant will probably tell him he's to have a heart bypass which is worrying him now. Today he came over bad in himself as he has been doing quite a lot, he seems a shadow of his normal self.He gets so fatigued and feels very ill in himself.