Cardiology Research and Practice

Cardiovascular Disease-Related Lifestyle Factors and Longevity


Publishing date
15 Mar 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Sep 2010

1Department of Cardiology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

3Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

4Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

5Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh, India

6Department of Geriatrics and Metabolic Diseases, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy


Cardiovascular Disease-Related Lifestyle Factors and Longevity

Description

Among several risk factors, diet, physical activity, and smoking have been recognized by WHO as explanatory factors of the 75% of cardiovascular disease incidence in developed countries. Furthermore, those lifestyle characteristics are considered as the most important ones, because they are modifiable. Several observational and clinical studies have already suggested that people with high intakes of fruits, vegetables, and olive oil experience lower risk of coronary heart disease events. Long-term adherence to a type of diet in this context, like the Mediterranean one, has been associated with a reduction in inflammation and coagulation markers levels, hypertension incidence, stabilization and reduction of body weight, and lipid levels management. Furthermore, physical active lifestyle has been related with lower cardiovascular outcomes in the field of primary and secondary prevention, while smoking and passive smoking have shown atherogenic effects in several clinical and population studies. Recently high rates of longevity and healthy aging that have been traced in some populations, irrespectively of their socio-economic status, have attracted the interest of scientific community. With the increasing rates of cardiovascular disease universally, understanding the mechanisms of lifestyle factors and gene-environmental interactions is of high importance for public health.

In this context, we invite authors to present original research, as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in defining the role of lifestyle factors and gene interactions on cardiovascular longevity. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that report the clinical applications of lifestyle interventions on cardiovascular prevention and longevity, but reports on population studies are also welcomed. Reviews or meta-analyses that summarize the results of latest clinical trials and their implications on treatment practice in lifestyle modification are strongly recommended.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diet on primary cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Exercise on cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Passive smoking and cardiovascular disease
  • Psychosocial factors and primary prevention

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 386892
  • - Editorial

Cardiovascular Disease-Related Lifestyle Factors and Longevity

Christina Chrysohoou | Christodoulos Stefanadis | ... | Dario Giugliano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 656835
  • - Research Article

Cardiovascular Disease-Related Lifestyle Factors among People with Type 2 Diabetes in Pakistan: A Multicentre Study for the Prevalence, Clustering, and Associated Sociodemographic Determinants

Ali Khan Khuwaja | Saima Lalani | ... | Raheem Dhanani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 612968
  • - Research Article

Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy among Canadian Adults with and without Hypertension

Lidia Loukine | Chris Waters | ... | Joellyn Ellison
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 235653
  • - Research Article

Possible Association of High Urinary Magnesium and Taurine to Creatinine Ratios with Metabolic Syndrome Risk Reduction in Australian Aboriginals

Atsumi Hamada | Takashi Taguchi | ... | Mari Mori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 429487
  • - Research Article

Mediterranean Diet Mediates the Adverse Effect of Depressive Symptomatology on Short-Term Outcome in Elderly Survivors from an Acute Coronary Event

Christina Chrysohoou | Catherine Liontou | ... | Christodoulos Stefanadis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 972807
  • - Review Article

Molecular Mechanisms in Exercise-Induced Cardioprotection

Saeid Golbidi | Ismail Laher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 679187
  • - Research Article

Sociodemographic and Lifestyle Statistics of Oldest Old People (>80 Years) Living in Ikaria Island: The Ikaria Study

Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos | Christina Chrysohoou | ... | Christodoulos Stefanadis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 250970
  • - Review Article

Cardiovascular Prevention of Cognitive Decline

Jean-Jacques Monsuez | Aude Gesquière-Dando | Sofia Rivera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 924945
  • - Review Article

Physical Inactivity and Mortality Risk

Peter Kokkinos | Helen Sheriff | Raya Kheirbek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 264894
  • - Review Article

Does Smoking Act as a Friend or Enemy of Blood Pressure? Let Release Pandora's Box

Aurelio Leone
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