The Journal of the AHA recently published the paper titled, “Psychosocial Well-Being and Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification in Midlife Women.” This paper is about the new findings from the SWAN Heart Study to show that psychosocial well-being slows early development of heart disease in midlife women.
The study created a composite score that provides a more comprehensive perspective on the psychosocial milieu than examining each indicator separately. The authors conclude that prevention of heart disease should go beyond mitigation of risk factors and poor health behaviors and should promote positive well-being, possibly by referral to behavioral specialists.
Congratulations to SWAN authors: Imke Janssen (pictured above), Lynda H. Powell, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Steven M. Hollenberg, Samar R. El Khoudary, and Karen A. Matthews.
Click on the following link to see the JAHA article: