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FDA proposes voluntary targets for food producers to lower sodium

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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The federal government has proposed voluntary new targets for restaurants and food manufacturers to gradually lower the amount of salt in their products, the latest in a series of significant moves aiming to reduce sodium in the U.S. food supply.

High sodium intake has […]

Transamerica to sponsor American Heart Association Heart Walks in five cities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S. insurer and financial services company Transamerica will serve as the lead corporate sponsor of American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in five U.S. cities – Baltimore, Cedar Rapids, Dallas, Denver and Tampa Bay.

Transamerica has “committed to championing a culture of health in its workplaces and […]

Heart-Check mark added to online meal planner

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The online meal planning service DinnerTime is making it easier to build a heart-healthy diet. The company now identifies products with the Heart-Check mark. It’s the familiar symbol on food packages that indicates a particular food meets the nutrition requirements of the American Heart Association’s […]

Big data help predict worldwide cardiovascular deaths

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

By 2025, more than 5 million men and 2.8 million women worldwide will die prematurely each year from cardiovascular disease if nations do not intervene, says a recent report from the American Heart Association and World Heart Federation.

Forecasting the trajectory of risk factors and their […]

Arkansas city mandates healthy vending machine offerings

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Springdale is the first city in Arkansas requiring that foods and drinks in vending machines located on city properties meet nutrition standards.

The rules now require:

All food in the vending machines have zero grams of trans-fat and no more than 230 mg of sodium.
A quarter of […]

Study raises questions about risk calculations for heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study is raising questions about a tool designed to help physicians prevent heart disease and stroke among people at high risk for those diseases – the two leading causes of death in the world.

At issue in the analysis published Monday in the Journal […]

Study shows Voices for Healthy Kids increases policies to curb childhood obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health found that states where organizations received grants to implement the Voices for Healthy Kids campaign are passing more policies and legislation to reduce childhood obesity and improve community health.

There was an increase in childhood obesity […]

Researchers evaluating HIV’s hidden heart threats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Human immunodeficiency virus infection is no longer the death sentence it was 30 years ago, but HIV-infected adults may face a new health hurdle – heart disease.

Studies show HIV-infected adults have higher heart risks than people without the virus. A 2013 study found 50 percent […]

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, HIV, Research||0 Comments

Researchers may have discovered how sitting too much leads to heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sitting for too long is associated with more calcium deposits in the heart arteries, according to a study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Previous research has shown that excessive sitting can reduce cardio fitness and increase the risk of heart disease and […]

Cracking the connection between genes and diet could lead to future heart disease treatments

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Understanding the complex interplay of heredity, diet and microbes may one day lead to diets that prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

According to a new scientific statement published Tuesday by the American Heart Association, cracking the connection between genes and diet could lead to future heart […]

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention||3 Comments