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  1. Comment - Letters

    City should offer health education appropriate to different cultures

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of developing cardiovascular disease. But information on the health of South Asians in Hong Kong is limited. A health screening programme was conducted by the United Christian Nethersole Community ... high blood sugar level or high body fat. This indicates that more than half of the participants were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Among this high-risk group, 250 (56.5 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1051114/city-should-offer-health-education-appropriate-different-cultures
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... carbohydrates and salt content, as well as a calorie count. This is to help consumers reduce the risk of developing chronic killer diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, cancer and diabetes. With increasing consumer purchasing power and growing market penetration of processed and packaged foods, Chinese people have become increasingly vulnerable to diseases more commonly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1018713/new-mainland-mandatory-food-labels-will-improve-health
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Study finds no heart benefits to fish oil supplements

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... to reduce the threat of heart disease. In Europe, where support is particularly enthusiastic, a doctor's failure to recommend the supplements is viewed by some as bordering on malpractice. ... authors said early trials of omega-3 supplements and cardiovascular health "showed strong, significant effect". However, as more randomised studies were performed, "the effect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1035137/study-finds-no-heart-benefits-fish-oil-supplements
  4. Go figuring: how to safeguard your ticker

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The American Heart Association defines cardiovascular disease (or heart disease) as disease affecting the heart or blood vessels. Coronary artery disease (or coronary heart disease) is a type of cardiovascular disease that occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed because of a build-up of plaque on their inner walls. Numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626653/go-figuring-how-safeguard-your-ticker
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Food nutrition labels a must from next year

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... on chronic non-communicable diseases- with sodium linked to hypertension, fat to cardiovascular diseases and too many calories to obesity- but Su said a survey had shown that mainlanders' diets ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com In a move designed to reduce the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases, the government says prepackaged items must bear standard information Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1013852/food-nutrition-labels-must-next-year
  6. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention based on data from 29,000 people over 22 years, found diabetes rates of 1.9 per cent ... pre-diabetic. Researchers say the rise in diabetes incidences parallels increases in cardiovascular risk, and is caused by the population of China becoming increasingly fat. Preserved in silk A key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006327/health-bites
  7. Lifestyle - Health - DIET BLACK TEA

    Black tea may lower risk of diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... specialist market research company. They also analysed World Health Organisation data for those same countries on the prevalence of respiratory, infectious and cardiovascular diseases, as well ... is the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, leg amputations, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The study authors acknowledge several caveats to their findings. They caution that the quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1080867/black-tea-may-lower-risk-diabetes
  8. Body mass index (BMI) is just a guide

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How to calculate your body mass index: weight (kg)/height (m) squared eg. 70kg/1.7m2 = 24.2 The World Health Organisation rates the normal BMI of an Asian should be between 18.5 and 23, and the proportion of Asians with a high risk of non-insulin-dependant (type two or adult-onset) diabetes and cardiovascular disease were those with a BMI higher than 23. BMI is only applicable to adults ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590238/body-mass-index-bmi-just-guide
  9. Health bites

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... viewing angles. The bitter truth Teens who consume a lot of fructose may have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to researchers from the Medical College of Georgia ... that contribute to heart and vascular disease. Also linked were lower levels of cardiovascular protectors such as HDL ('good') cholesterol and the protein hormone adiponectin. This dangerous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991274/health-bites
  10. Quiz

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have other benefits such as breast cancer prevention; lowering the risk of inflammation linked with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, bone loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Test your knowledge about the little-known nutrient here. 1. Choline is found in fat molecules called phospholipids, which do what? a. inhibit excess serotonin b. stimulate nerve impulse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014183/quiz

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