Breaking research from Vascular 2013: study highlights for Oct. 18 2013

MONTREAL, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Here are summaries of today's press releases featuring research presented today at Vascular 2013 in Montreal.

Montreal combo plate cuts weight and health risks in obese individuals
High-intensity interval training combined with Mediterranean diet counselling 'supersizes' heart health

Lifestyle programs focused on high-intensity interval training combined with nutritional counselling on the Mediterranean diet have shown dramatic results for improving the heart health of people with abdominal obesity, finds a study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

Presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp

High blood pressure during pregnancy could elevate the risk of a future stroke
Women with this pregnancy complication may benefit from blood pressure monitoring to avoid longer-term risks, researchers say

High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman's lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

Presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp

Health professionals learn to master the art of persuasion and improve the health of Canadians with secrets from the world of advertising
Broadcast personality and award-winning adman looks at how advertising can influence people to pay better attention to their health and break unhealthy habits

Canadian broadcast personality and award-winning adman Terry O'Reilly will draw on examples of influential advertising from around the world to help health professionals master the art of persuasion during a special lecture today at Vascular 2013.

Presented at Vascular 2013 Congress

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp

Home dialysis done overnight boosts kidney health and quality of life - while reducing risk of heart disease
Treatment shows promise for improving artery function

Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease their risk of heart disease, says new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

Presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp

Scientific Evidence to Support Exercise is Medicine®

Physical activity is often linked to managing or controlling risk factors associated with chronic disease; however Dr. Steven N. Blair, a professor at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, states physical activity is underestimated in the prevention and treatment of numerous chronic health conditions, including diabetes. This session will describe the relative importance of physical inactivity as a risk factor for illness and death and the need for increased attention by physicians and health care providers. Exercise is Medicine® is a global initiative to address how to implement physical activity into clinical practice, and thereby help more patients improve their health.

Presented at the 16th Annual Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings

For the full press release, go to http://vascular2013.ca/en/news.asp

Vascular 2013 is a unique, one-time Canadian event bringing four separate scientific meetings together under one roof: the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, the Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference, the Canadian Stroke Congress and the Canadian Hypertension Congress.  www.vascular2013.ca

It is a joint initiative of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Canadian Stroke Network, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Hypertension Canada.

SOURCE Heart and Stroke Foundation




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