American scientists have linked the risk of cancer with existing cardiovascular disease. The monitoring lasted for almost 15 years, which allowed us to make such conclusions.
Experts evaluated medical records 12 712 participants average age 51 years at baseline. To assess cardiovascular risk using data from the American Association of the heart with the biomarkers — substances secreted into the bloodstream when damage to the heart. This allows you to predict whether the disease for 10 years. Over the observation period, which lasted almost 15 years, it was 1670 cancer cases (19% gastrointestinal tract, 18% breast 16% prostate 11% lung). People who develop cardiovascular disease (heart attack, heart failure or atrial fibrillation) during the study period had more than seven times the likelihood of developing cancer compared with those who did not experience any cardiac events. Similarly, individuals with high levels of BNP are frequently elevated in heart failure, had a better chance of getting cancer.
Along with the findings, the experts gave advice on how to reduce the risk of both problems, they include recommendations: eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein, move more, quit Smoking, maintain weight. Among the tips: maintaining optimal levels of cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.