Science News for EPI|LIFESTYLE 2016 Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

March 1 – 4, 2016 | Phoenix, AZ
AHA Science News is your source for featured epidemiology, prevention, lifestyle and cardiometabolic health science from the EPI|Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Welcome to EPI|Lifestyle 2016

Mark Creager, MD, president of the American Heart Association, interviews Veronique Roger, MD and Bob Ross, PhD, co-chairs of EPI | Lifestyle 2016 about the highlights of the meeting this year.

Wednesday, March 2

From Precision Medicine to a Culture of Health

Larry Appel, MD, MPH, chair of the council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, and David Siscovick, MD, MPH provide a recap of Session.01.

Simulation Modeling to Decrease CVD in the US

Thomas Wang, MD interviews Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, about the science he presented, "Simulation Modeling to Inform Future Public Health Interventions to Decrease the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States."

American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 and Risk of Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
Christina L Wassel | University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Validation of the Instant Blood Pressure Smartphone Application (App)
Timothy B Plante | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Associations of Objectively-measured Sedentary Time And Physical Activity with Meeting Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Goals in U.S. Hispanic/Latino Adults with Diabetes: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (hchs/sol)
Qibin Qi | Department of Epidemiology and Population, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Long-term Blood Pressure Variability Throughout Young Adulthood and Mid-life Cerebrovascular Structure and Function: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
Yuichiro Yano | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Perceptions of Neighborhood Environment are Associated with Shorter Telomere Length in African American Women
Samson Y Gebreab | National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Technology Fluency is Not a Barrier to User Adoption of a Mobile Health (mHealth) Wrist-worn Physical Activity (PA) Monitor System: Observations From the Washington, D.C. Cardiovascular (CV) Health and Needs Assessment
Leah Yingling | NIH, Bethesda, MD
Widening Rural Disadvantage in United States Premature Heart Disease Mortality: Trends by Region and Race/Ethnicity, 2000 - 2013
Elizabeth B Pathak | National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD
Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness is Associated with Lower Incidence of Depression and Cardiovascular Death with or without Incident Depression in Later Life
Benjamin L. Willis | The Cooper Institute, Dallas, TX
Change in Physical Activity and Sitting Time After Myocardial Infarction and Mortality Among Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative-Observational Study
Anna M Gorczyca | Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Thursday, March 3

Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Marie-France Hivert, MD and Janet Fulton, MD provide a recap of the science presented in Session.04 on "Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness."

Pericardial Fat Volume is Associated with Incident Atrial Fibrillation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Jackson Heart Study
Kerri L Wiggins | University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Fatty Liver is Associated with Greater Incidence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Jiantao Ma | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Framingham Heart Study and Population Sciences Branch, Framingham, MA
Cardiovascular Fat in Women at Midlife: Effects of Race, Overall Adiposity, and Central Adiposity. The SWAN Cardiovascular Fat Ancillary Study
Carrie L Hanley | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Visceral Adiposity is Associated with Persistently High and Less Variable Blood Pressure: Results From the Dallas Heart Study
Yuichiro Yano | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Changes in Three Diet Quality Scores and Total and Cause-specific Mortality
Mercedes Sotos-Prieto | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Personalized Medicine From the Perspective of Modern Genomics
Jill Hagenkord | 23andME. Inc., Mountain View, CA

Friday, March 4

EPI | Lifestyle 2016: What We Learned

Veronique Roger, MD, MPH and Robert Ross, MD, co-chairs for EPI | Lifestyle 2016 review some of the highlights of the meeting this year.

The Role of Genomics in Cardiovascular Health

Thomas Wang, MD and Teri Manolio, MD, PhD provide a recap of the science presented in Session.06 of EPI | Lifestyle 2016 with a particular focus on the Precision Medicine Initiative.

A Multi-ethnic Mendelian Randomization Study of Moderate Alcohol Use and the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the Women’s Health Initiative
Jin Li | Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Novel Genetic Loci for Blood Pressure Regulation Identified by the Analysis of DNA Methylation
Myriam Fornage | University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
The Effect of Type and Amount of Dietary Carbohydrate on Biomarkers of Glucose Homeostasis and Inflammation in Healthy Adults: Results From The Omnicarb Trial
Stephen P Juraschek | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Diet Soda Consumption and Risk of Incident End-stage Renal Disease
Casey M Rebholz | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Estimated Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Associated with the Replacement of Various Foods with Vegetables in Two Large Prospective Cohorts
Monica L Bertoia | Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Neighborhood Grocery Store Density is Associated with Daily Self-efficacy Among Individuals Enrolled in a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention Study
Dara D Mendez | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Association of Optimism with Cardiovascular Health: Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study (HCHS/SOL) of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study
Rosalba Hernandez | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Association of Somatic and Affective Factors with Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
Alvaro Camacho | University of California San Diego, Imperial, CA
Legacy Effects of STRRIDE Exercise Training Programs on Cardiometabolic Health Observed Ten Years Later
William E Kraus | Duke University, Durham, NC
Long-term Effects of an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Electrocardiographic Evidence of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: The Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) Trial
Tina E. Brinkley | Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC