Stephen Daniels

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The metabolic syndrome has received increased attention in the past few years. This statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is intended to provide up-to-date guidance for professionals on the diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome in adults. The metabolic syndrome is a(More)
This document details the procedures and recommendations of the Goals and Metrics Committee of the Strategic Planning Task Force of the American Heart Association, which developed the 2020 Impact Goals for the organization. The committee was charged with defining a new concept, cardiovascular health, and determining the metrics needed to monitor it over(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the effects of physical activity on health and behavior outcomes and develop evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in youth. STUDY DESIGN A systematic literature review identified 850 articles; additional papers were identified by the expert panelists. Articles in the identified outcome areas were reviewed, evaluated(More)
Improving diet and lifestyle is a critical component of the American Heart Association's strategy for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in the general population. This document presents recommendations designed to meet this objective. Specific goals are to consume an overall healthy diet; aim for a healthy body weight; aim for recommended levels of(More)
Ronald M. Krauss, MD (Chair, AHA Dietary Guidelines Committee); Robert H. Eckel, MD (Chair, Nutrition Committee); Barbara Howard, PhD (Vice Chair, Nutrition Committee); Lawrence J. Appel, MD; Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD; Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD; John W. Erdman, Jr, PhD; Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; Ira J. Goldberg, MD; Theodore A. Kotchen, MD; Alice H.(More)
Virend K. Somers, MD, DPhil, FAHA, FACC, Chair; David P. White, MD, Co-Chair; Raouf Amin, MD, Co-Chair; William T. Abraham, MD, FAHA, FACC; Fernando Costa, MD, FAHA; Antonio Culebras, MD, FAHA; Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, FAHA; John S. Floras, MD, DPhil, FAHA, FACC; Carl E. Hunt, MD; Lyle J. Olson, MD, FACC; Thomas G. Pickering, MD, DPhil, FAHA; Richard(More)
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has dramatically increased. There may be vulnerable periods for weight gain during childhood and adolescence that also offer opportunities for prevention of overweight. Overweight in children and adolescents can result in a variety of adverse health outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, obstructive(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this statement is to review the literature on childhood stroke and to provide recommendations for optimal diagnosis and treatment. This statement is intended for physicians who are responsible for diagnosing and treating infants, children, and adolescents with cerebrovascular disease. METHODS The Writing Group members were appointed(More)
This clinical report replaces the 1998 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics on cholesterol in childhood, which has been retired. This report has taken on new urgency given the current epidemic of childhood obesity with the subsequent increasing risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease in older children(More)
In children, cardiac abnormalities such as increased left ventricular mass (LVM) and diastolic dysfunction develop at the time of mild to moderate chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) and progress as renal function deteriorates. It was hypothesized that in this age group, vascular abnormalities develop early in the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in(More)