Monday 2 November 2020 – 3pm UK time
World Healthy Life Day: Cardiovascular benefits of a healthy life
Watch the webinar on ways to reduce and prevent risk of heart disease and other serious medical disorders.
Of interest to health professionals – senior or in training – and to members of the public anywhere in the world. Registrants – and panel contributors – for Healthy Life webinars have come from Europe, the Americas, the Middle-East, South Asia and South East Asia and Oceania.
This webinar was held on the 2020 World Healthy Life Day which was organised by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and partners around the world to raise awareness of the cardiovascular and broader benefits of a healthy life for everyone around the world. These are serious issues not just for wealthier countries but also for less developed countries around the world.
The session is intended for senior and junior health professionals as well as interested members of the public from anywhere in the world.
Our speakers and discussants will consider why avoiding the metabolic syndrome is so important and will discuss the benefits of better diet, exercise and a healthier sleep pattern for reducing and preventing risk from serious cardiovascular and related diseases.
Chair: Professor Donald Singer, Chair of CVRT and President, FPM, London
Reversing metabolic syndrome
Michael Lean, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow
Sleep and cardiometabolic risk
Franco Cappuccio, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, University of Warwick.
Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong
Ali Crewe-Smith, Chartered Physiotherapist, Impact Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinics, Warwickshire, UK
Metabolic syndrome, risk of cardiovascular disease and benefits of changing to healthier life
Our speakers and discussants will consider why avoiding the metabolic syndrome is so important and discuss the benefits of better diet, exercise and a healthier sleep pattern for reducing and preventing risk from serious cardiovascular and related diseases.
Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common, affecting around one-third of adults in developed countries around the world. Metabolic syndrome is also becoming common in less developed countries. If you have metabolic syndrome or any of its components, changes to a healthier lifestyle can reduce the severity of the metabolic syndrome and even reverse it and delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of health abnormalities which together increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other serious cardiovascular disorders . Components of the metabolic syndrome include raised blood pressure, raised blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal blood fat levels (cholesterol and/or triglycerides). The greater number and severity of components you have of the metabolic syndrome, the higher the risk of serious disease. In addition, short and long sleep length are recently recognised important predictors of developing cardiovascular disorders. In particular, abnormal sleep length is associated with risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke and may increase risk of premature death.
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