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In brief – cardiology news roundup

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:16-17

In brief – cardiology news roundup

BJCardio Staff

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New editorial board member Dr Ketan Dhatariya We are delighted to welcome Dr Ketan Dhatariya to our editorial board. Dr Dhatariya is a consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and an assistant professor of medicine at St George’s University, Grenada, in the West Indies. He has published on a wide variety of diabetes- and endocrine-related subjects, including diabetes-related foot disease. He serves as meetings secretary for the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, and medical secretary for the Spec

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February 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:21

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BJCardio editorial staff

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Coffee consumption shows CHD benefits in women A meta-analysis of a number of cohorts studies published in the International Journal of Cardiology (2009;137:216-25) demonstrates that habitual coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in women. Analysis of data from 21 cohort studies showed that moderate coffee consumption (of up to four cups of coffee per day) were associated with a 18% reduction in risk of CHD in women.  The investigators note that such an effect was unlikely to be caused by chance. Further benefits have been shown from a meta-analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medici

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November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:269-71

Pericardial fat – a good predictor of future heart disease

BJCardio editorial staff

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The study, published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Am J Clin Nutr 2009;90:499-504), was conducted by US researchers led by Dr Jingzhong Ding (Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US). They conducted a case-cohort study in 998 individuals taking part in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), who had no history of cardiovascular disease. The volume of pericardial fat was measured using cardiac CT scans performed at baseline in the MESA trial. Of the 998 individuals, 26 developed coronary heart disease during the five year follow-up. In unadjusted analyses,

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