A big neck may mean you need to improve your health, study reveals

Neck circumference predicts a deadly cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, according to research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2019

A big neck may mean you need to improve your health, study revealsThe congress takes place 22 to 26 May in Pasay City and is organised by the Philippine Heart Association. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and APSC are holding joint scientific sessions as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Metabolic syndrome refers to the cluster of diabetes or prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high blood lipids, […]

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageing

A new study has identified an association between having a higher body mass and larger waist later in life, and a faster thinning of the cerebral cortex, which is a key characteristic of brain ageing

Study links higher body weight later in life to faster brain ageingHaving an unhealthy weight is a significant risk factor for many health problems, including developing metabolic conditions, such as diabetes, as well as cardiovascular problems. But could excess weight also be a risk factor for cognitive decline? This is the question that researchers from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in […]

A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity level

Many people think the only reason for regular exercise is that it helps you maintain a healthy weight. Not true. A sedentary lifestyle can cancel the potential heart benefits of weight control, according to a study published online by the American Journal of Cardiology

A risky combination: Healthy weight but unhealthy activity levelResearchers looked at five years’ worth of health survey responses and weight calculations from thousands of overweight and normal-weight people ages 40 to 79 who’d never had heart disease. Scientists noted the participants’ amount of abdominal fat, waist size, and self-reported amounts of physical activity, then calculated everyone’s cardiovascular disease risk. The results: 30% of […]