A majority of parents favor strong national nutrition standards for food and drink sold at schools, according to a poll released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association.
In addition, the poll found that parents would also like to see salt […]
The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America breaks down the numbers across the country, based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Latinos and African-Americans are disproportionately affected.
42 percent of Latino and 47.8 percent of African-American adults are obese compared with 32.6 […]
Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.
“Previous studies have shown that potassium consumption may lower blood pressure. But whether potassium intake could […]
The Food and Drug Administration is now reviewing thousands of public comments as it considers changes to Nutrition Facts labels that for the first time in two decades would alter the information consumers see on many packaged foods.
The proposed FDA changes were introduced in February and seek to update […]
Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood — a possible significant impact on global health, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age 5 may harm the heart’s development, researchers said.
Some studies say the saturated fats found in butter, fatty meats and other animal products have no effect on whether you get heart disease. Other studies say the science undeniably proves a connection between the two.
So, which should you believe? Nutrition experts with the American Heart Association say the […]
Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
In addition, survivors should receive proven therapies like aspirin or procedures to keep neck arteries open, depending […]
People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in March, evaluated survey data […]