Health Lifestyle Could Cut Cardiovascular Disease 50% in Chinese

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor Director, Tulane University Obesity Research Center Department of Epidemiology Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine New Orleans, LA 70112

Dr. Lu Qi

Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA
HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor
Director, Tulane University Obesity Research Center
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
New Orleans, LA 70112 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Adherence to healthy lifestyle (high physical activity, less smoking, moderate alcohol consumption, healthy diet, and low adiposity) has been related to substantially reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases in large cohorts from the US and Europe, however, similar evidence in Asians such as Chinese is lacking.

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Adherence to healthy lifestyle is related to 50-60% reduction of cardiovascular events in Chinese. Up to 60% major coronary events are due to poor adherence to healthy lifestyle.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: We will continue to investigate whether adherence to healthy lifestyle reduce risk of other chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and mortality; and explore the similarity and difference between Asian populations and Western populations.

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Citation:

Adherence to Healthy Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Diseases in the Chinese Population
Jun Lv, PHD,a,b Canqing Yu, PHD,a Yu Guo, MSC, c Zheng Bian, MSC, c Ling Yang, PHD,d Yiping Chen, DPHIL, d Xuefeng Tang, MPH,e Weiyuan Zhang, MPH,f Yijian Qian, MD,g Yuelong Huang, MD,h Xiaoping Wang, MD,i Junshi Chen, MD,j Zhengming Chen, DPHIL, d Lu Qi, PHD,k,l Liming Li, MPH,a,c on behalf of the China Kadoorie Biobank Collaborative Group
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY VOL. 69, NO. 9, 2017

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