Journal rackBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.02110003 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E165
From BMJ USA 2002;Nov:639
This section calls attention to new studies and systematic reviews selected by the Editor from journals published just as this issue went into production (approximately 2 months before publication). Studies are noted that might directly influence clinical practice decisions in primary care. Journals hand-searched for the Journal rack are: American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JAMA, Journal of Family Practice, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, JNCI, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and Pediatrics.
Cardiovascular—A prospective study involving 73 743 women age 50–79 found that vigorous exercise and walking achieved similar reductions in the risk of future cardiovascular events. (Manson et al. N Engl J Med Sept 5, 2002;347:716–725.)
Cardiovascular—A Dutch randomized trial involving 143 patients at increased cardiovascular risk found that nutrition counseling based on stage of readiness for change resulted in lower intake of total and saturated fat at 6 and 12 months than did usual care. (van der Veen et al. J Fam Pract Sept 2002;51:751–758.)
Cardiovascular—A prospective study of 7814 participants in the Framingham Heart Study found that unlike cardiac or neurologic syncope, vasovagal syncope was not associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity or mortality. (Soteriades et al. N Engl J Med Sept 19, 2002;347:878–885.)