Maintaining good cardiovascular health as defined by the American Heart Association over a long period of time helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in the future.
This is the main study, which is now published in JAMA Network Open Magazine.
Using the best available evidence, the American Heart Association (AHA) has developed Life’s Simple 7, a collection of factors that can help predict and protect one’s heart health.
“Life’s Simple 7” consists of four “modifiable behaviors” – these are things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease. These are: stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy diet and physical activity.
The AHA includes three measures: blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. By keeping them in control, suggesting the AHA and following the four behaviors above, you reduce your risk of dying from a stroke or cardiovascular disease (GCC).
The AHA suggests evaluating all metrics and behaviors and classifying them as “poor,” “moderate,” and “ideal.” So, the AHA would regard behaviors as “normal smoking” for “poor people,” smoking last year as “middle school” and quitting smoking or not even smoking as “ideal.”
“Only about two percent of people in the US and other countries meet the ideal conditions for these seven factors,” Dr. Xiang Gao, Associate Professor of Food Science and Director of the Food Epidemiology Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. .
Dr. Gao is the author of a recent and joint study, which investigates whether sticking to these seven steps over time will reduce a person’s risk of GCC in the future.
The fact that very few people meet the AHA criteria encourage Dr. Gao continued, raising questions about whether this increase in indicators was associated with lower GCC risks in the future, but no one had the data to support this idea. “
Almost 80% less likely to suffer from heart disease
To understand, Dr. Gao and his team data from 74,700 Chinese adults who participated in the study by Caylun. Respondents answered their general health questionnaire and participated in three different clinical trials between 2006 and 2010.
The researchers collected this information and analyzed how it relates to the GCC frequency in the coming years.
In 2006-2010, researchers identified five heart health models that followed the study participants. “[A] for 19% of participants were able to maintain better results for cardiovascular disease in the last 4 years,” said Dr. Gao.
“We have found that these people will be 79% less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than people with low cardiovascular scores.”
The researchers claim that they have obtained the same results in a risk study for stroke and myocardial infarction.
“We also examined whether improving cardiovascular health assessment over time has affected the risk of GCC in the future,” Dr. Gao left.