Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128112793, 9780128112809

Lifestyle in Heart Health and Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Ronald Watson Sherma Zibadi
eBook ISBN: 9780128112809
Paperback ISBN: 9780128112793
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th January 2018
Page Count: 334
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Lifestyle and Heart Health and Disease provides a comprehensive evaluation of lifestyle factors that modify heart function and structure. It includes coverage of a wide range of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of abuse, nutrition and psychosocial factors. The book clearly presents the scientific evaluation of published research relating to general responses by scientists, physicians and patients, along with new research on the role of lifestyle in the prevention, amelioration and causation of cardiac remodeling and disease.

Key Features

  • Explains the pathogenic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and the targets of therapy
  • Presents methods contained within the book that can be applied to the diagnosis of heart disease
  • Contains a concise summary with recommendations for actions and conclusions
  • Provides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of key ideas associated with many aspects of lifestyle


Cardiology researchers and cardiologists, graduate and advanced undergraduate students of cardiology and public health, nutritionists

Table of Contents

Overview and Mechanisms
1. Cardiovascular Diseases, Obesity and Lifestyle Changes
2. Public Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Numbers: Contextual Factors Affecting Knowledge and Health Behavior, and the Impact of Public Health Campaigns
3. Extension of Peer Support from Diabetes Management to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Care and Community Settings in Anhui Province, China
4. Heart health and children
5. Lifestyle factors and the impact on lifetime incidence and mortality of coronary heart disease

Exercise and physical activity
6. Expanding the clinical classification of heart failure: Inclusion of cardiac function during exercise
7. Exercise-based cardiovascular therapeutics: from cellular to molecular mechanisms
8. Exercise, fitness, and cancer outcomes
9. Exercise Prescription for Hypertension: New Advances for Optimizing Blood Pressure Benefits
10. Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease-Emphasis on Efficacy, Dosing, and Adverse Effects and Toxicity
11. The Effect of Exercise Training in Systolic and Diastolic Function
12. Lifestyle and Heart diseases in Choice Experiments
13. Lost in Translation: What does the physical activity and health evidence actually tell us?
14. Community-Based Maintenance Cardiac Rehabilitation
15. Determinants of exercise ventilatory inefficiency in heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction: Application of classical and emerging integrative physiology concepts

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs of Abuse
16. Relationships of alcohol consumption with risks for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in men and women
17. Lifestyle Features and Heart Disease
18. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among People Living with HIV: A Tailored Smoking Cessation Program Treating Depression
19. Factors associated with tobacco use among patients with multiple chronic conditions. Multidisciplinary visions about the lifestyle on health and cardiovascular disease

Social, population and family Effects on the Heart and Arteries
20. Lifestyle Interventions in Patients with Serious Mental Illness
21. Chocolate and its Component's Effect on Heart Disease
22. Prediabetes: An Emerging Risk Factor for Coronary Artery Disease
23. Mindfulness-based therapy and heart health
24. Lifestyle Impact and Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Brugada Syndrome
25. Social Relationships and Cardiovascular Health: Underlying Mechanisms, Life Course Processes, and Future Directions
26. Trace Elements and Acute Coronary Artery Disease
27. Decompressive Hemicraniectomy for Severe Stroke: an updated review of the literature


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About the Editor

Ronald Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods’ components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Sherma Zibadi

Dr. Sherma Zibadi received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. Her medical degree and training were done at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. She then completed her post-doctoral research fellowship awarded by the American Heart Association where her research involved cardiology and complementary medicine studies. Her research has involved maladaptive cardiac remodeling process, which helps to identify new targets for treatment of heart failure. Dr. Zibadi’s research interest also extends into foods as medicines, exploring the preventive and therapeutic effects of dietary supplements on heart failure and its major risk factors in both basic animal and clinical studies, translating lab research findings into clinical practice. Dr. Zibadi is an author of more than 35 research papers in peer reviewed journals. She has been an editor on 8 scientific books like this one being proposed. She has edited on a variety of clinical topics: breast milk, bottle feeding, wheat and rice in health, polyphenols and health, omega 3 fatty acids, dietary supplements in immune modulation, and dietary fat and health. She and Dr. Watson have collaborated extensively on both laboratory research and editing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Research Associate of Public Health, Department of Pathology, University of South Florida Medical School, Tampa, USA

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