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Topic: Lifestyle - Primary Care

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
A new study suggests that a ‘Sit Less’ intervention ‒ breaking sitting with standing and light-intensity walking ‒ may be an alternative to structured exercise to promote blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, giving improved 24-hour glucose levels and improved insulin sensitivity.
Friday, 30 June 2017
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Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Offering a year-long programme of weight loss classes could prevent an additional 1786 cases of cardiovascular disease for every 100,000 people compared to the existing 12-week NHS programme, according to a new study published in the Lancet.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a new study of 1.7 million people.
Friday, 15 September 2017
Moderate yet frequent alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, with alcohol consumption over 3–4 week days giving the lowest risk.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Stories in this Evidence in Practice include: Health survey for England, 2016: The good and the bad news Healthy lifestyle changes have a long-term benefit for type 2 diabetes prevention Weight loss diets reduce the risk of premature death for people with obesity Very low calorie diet can achieve a remission of Type 2 Diabetes Dash diet plus sodium reduction lowers systolic blood pressure Long-term follow-up underscores benefits of lowering LDL-C in CVD primary prevention Blood pressure self-monitoring is more effective with professional support AF and other chronic conditions = higher risk of death Clinical trials underestimate the real-world impact of Atherosclerotic CVD The burden of heart failure continues to rise in the UK
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Positive evidence for the benefits of the NHS Health Check has been published in the first report from the NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel.
Category: Have You Heard
Friday, 14 September 2018
A new study supports the growing body of evidence showing that consumption of full-fat milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter does not increase heart disease, stroke or overall mortality in older adults. The study also suggested that increased levels of one fatty acid may actually lower the risk of stroke.
Monday, 21 May 2018
Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented at the recent EuroPrevent 2018 congress.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
A meta-analysis of 189 studies including 3.9 million adults across four continents shows that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. The risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and cancer are all increased.
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