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 983764
  • - Research Article

Lifestyle Practices and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in the Elderly: The Leisure World Cohort Study

Annlia Paganini-Hill
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 820457
  • - Review Article

Efficacy of Dietary Behavior Modification for Preserving Cardiovascular Health and Longevity

Moira McAllister Pryde | William Bernard Kannel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 286509
  • - Clinical Study

Association between Depression and C-Reactive Protein

Yunsheng Ma | David E. Chiriboga | ... | Ira S. Ockene
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 293916
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Effect of Mediterranean-Style Diet and Calorie Restriction on Biomarkers of Longevity and Oxidative Stress in Overweight Men

Katherine Esposito | Carmen Di Palo | ... | Dario Giugliano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 232351
  • - Review Article

Systematic Review of the Effect of Diet and Exercise Lifestyle Interventions in the Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

Judith A. Cole | Susan M. Smith | ... | Margaret E. Cupples
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 904878
  • - Research Article

Androidal Fat Dominates in Predicting Cardiometabolic Risk in Postmenopausal Women

O. A. Matvienko | D. L. Alekel | ... | C. D. Perry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 209302
  • - Review Article

Special Needs to Prescribe Exercise Intensity for Scientific Studies

Peter Hofmann | Gerhard Tschakert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 219578
  • - Research Article

Fish Consumption Moderates Depressive Symptomatology in Elderly Men and Women from the IKARIA Study

Christina Chrysohoou | George Tsitsinakis | ... | Christodoulos Stefanadis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 451489
  • - Research Article

Betel Nut Chewing and Subclinical Ischemic Heart Disease in Diabetic Patients

Chin-Hsiao Tseng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 901651
  • - Review Article

Lessons from Studies in Middle-Aged and Older Adults Living in Mediterranean Islands: The Role of Dietary Habits and Nutrition Services

Stefanos Tyrovolas | Evangelos Polychronopoulos
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