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Health care spending in the U.S. could be attributed to modifiable risk factors

Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.

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COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for people with heart disease

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a perfect storm for heart health, the World Heart Federation warns on World Heart Day.

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Sleep apnea increases risk of severe COVID 19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. A subset of COVID-19 patients face a severe form of the disease with hospitalization, respiratory failure, or death. Severe COVID-19 is primarily characterized by respiratory distress, and the common risk factors are older age, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and poor lung function.

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Study identifies thousands of deaths caused by heart disease and stroke during COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 deaths each day over four months that probably could have been prevented.

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Study: HRT prescription rates are lower in more deprived areas of England

Prescription rates for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are lower in more deprived areas of England compared to affluent areas, a new study from the University of Warwick has found.

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ACD study underscores the prevalence of malnutrition among obese individuals

A new editorial accompanying a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is bringing attention to the underappreciated and often overlooked issue of malnutrition among those who are obese.

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Research reveals how genetic differences in body fat affect men and women's health risks

New research is revealing how genetic differences in the fat in men's and women's bodies affect the diseases each sex is likely to get.

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Study shows clear links between genetic predisposition of CVD and lifestyle factors

From Weight Watchers to wearable tech – wherever we look, there are messages encouraging us to stay fit and healthy.

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Newer Type 2 diabetes medications could reduce kidney, heart disease risks

Two newer groups of medications prescribed primarily for Type 2 diabetes treatment (SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists) could significantly reduce risks associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart disease.

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