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13 Oct 2017
Higher circulating levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) appear to be protective against incident atherothrombotic and cardioembolic strokes, respectively, according to a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2017

The prevalence of resistant hypertension may be lower than expected, particularly once pseudo-resistant hypertension due to treatment nonadherence is taken into account, according to a presentation at the recent APCH 2017.

Pank Jit Sin, 07 Jan 2015

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the main cause of death in the Malaysian population since 2007. This trend has continued, with the number of people dying from CVD-related causes increasing year on year. 

Tristan Manalac, 12 Oct 2017
Administration of a long-acting medication at the time that is most suitable for maximum patient compliance is the best approach in controlling blood pressure, said Dr. Trefor Morgan at the recently concluded 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017), held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Higher dietary calcium intake may prevent cardiovascular disease in women

08 Jul 2017
While dairy consumption is low in Asia, there are many other foods that are rich in memory-enhancing calcium

Increased dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, but not stroke or fracture, according to a Korea study.

In this prospective cohort study initiated in 2001, researchers assessed a total of 2,158 men and 2,153 women (aged >50 years) with low calcium intake for all-cause mortality, CVD, stroke and fractures over a median follow-up of 9 years.

There were 242 deaths, 149 CVD events, 58 stroke events and 211 incident fractures in men during follow-up, while the corresponding figures in women were 100, 150, 82 and 292. The first quartiles of energy-adjusted dietary calcium intake were 249 and 209 mg/d in men and women, respectively.

Men and women with increased dietary calcium intake were likely to have higher consumption of fat, protein, sodium, phosphorus, fruit and vegetable.

Dietary calcium intake with or without adjustment were not significantly associated with outcomes in men. Furthermore, CVD risk was associated with increasing energy-adjusted dietary calcium intake, but this was not statistically significant (p=0.078 and p=0.093 with and without adjustment, respectively).

On the other hand, CVD risk showed a U-shaped association with dietary calcium intake in women. Without adjustment, the hazard ratios relative to the first quartile were 0.71 (95 percent CI, 0.47 to 1.07) for quartile 2, 0.57 (0.36 to 0.88) for quartile 3 and 0.52 (0.33 to 0.83) for quartile 4; after adjustment, the corresponding values for quartiles 2, 3 and 4 were 0.70 (0.45 to 1.07), 0.51 (0.31 to 0.81) and 0.49 (0.29 to 0.83).

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Most Read Articles
13 Oct 2017
Higher circulating levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) appear to be protective against incident atherothrombotic and cardioembolic strokes, respectively, according to a recent study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 11 Oct 2017

The prevalence of resistant hypertension may be lower than expected, particularly once pseudo-resistant hypertension due to treatment nonadherence is taken into account, according to a presentation at the recent APCH 2017.

Pank Jit Sin, 07 Jan 2015

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been the main cause of death in the Malaysian population since 2007. This trend has continued, with the number of people dying from CVD-related causes increasing year on year. 

Tristan Manalac, 12 Oct 2017
Administration of a long-acting medication at the time that is most suitable for maximum patient compliance is the best approach in controlling blood pressure, said Dr. Trefor Morgan at the recently concluded 13th Asian-Pacific Congress of Hypertension (APCH 2017), held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.