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Family plays important role in heart health throughout life

Date:
April 4, 2016
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American College of Cardiology
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and the burden is increasing -- much of which could be reduced through modifiable risk factors. A new review examines the role of the family for heart health by focusing on interdependence of the family, shared environment, parenting style, caregiver perceptions and genomics.
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and the burden is increasing -- much of which could be reduced through modifiable risk factors.

A new review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examines the role of the family for heart health by focusing on interdependence of the family, shared environment, parenting style, caregiver perceptions and genomics.

According to the study authors, reducing the global burden of heart disease requires continuous heart health promotion and prevention throughout life and the family plays a central role in this process. Effective promotion of heart health will require family-based approaches that focus on both caregivers and children, encourage communication among the family, and address the conditions in which families live and operate.


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Journal Reference:

  1. Rajesh Vedanthan, Sameer Bansilal, Ana Victoria Soto, Jason C. Kovacic, Jacqueline Latina, Risa Jaslow, Maribel Santana, Elio Gorga, Andrew Kasarskis, Roger Hajjar, Eric E. Schadt, Johan L. Björkegren, Zahi A. Fayad, Valentin Fuster. Family-Based Approaches to Cardiovascular Health Promotion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2016; 67 (14): 1725 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.01.036

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