April 19, 2021
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In a study comparing the health of people with a vegetarian vs. nonvegetarian diet, researchers found comparable risk for all-cause and cerebrovascular mortality.
However, the data showed that the vegetarian diet was associated with a reduced risk for ischemic heart disease mortality. This comparison study was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another top story revealed the adverse cardiovascular events and mortality risk associated with higher vs. lower occupational physical activity.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
Vegetarian diet tied to reduced risk for ischemic heart disease mortality
A vegetarian diet was associated with reduced risk for ischemic heart disease mortality compared with a nonvegetarian diet but had no effect on all-cause and cerebrovascular mortality, researchers reported. Read more.
Risk for CV events, mortality varies by physical activity type
Higher self-reported leisure-time physical activity was associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular event and all-cause mortality risk, but higher occupational physical activity was linked to increased risks, researchers reported. Read more.
U.S. dietary food quality improvement greatest in schools
The diet quality of foods consumed at schools improved dramatically while diet quality of foods consumed from grocery stores, restaurants and worksites showed small to modest gains, researchers reported. Read more.
Better CV health associated with lower AF risk in older adults
Among older individuals, better baseline cardiovascular health was associated with lower risk for incident atrial fibrillation, researchers reported. Read more.
Assessing HDL anti-inflammatory capacity may help gauge incident CVD risk
HDL anti-inflammatory capacity was inversely associated with incident CVD and may serve as a good predictor of cardiovascular risk when added to established risk assessment tools, according to data published in Circulation. Read more.