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Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Kids and added sugars: How much is too much?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Children and teens should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week, according to the American Heart Association’s first-ever scientific statement recommending specific sugar limits for kids.

Publishing in the […]

For kids, ideal heart health explained in new statement

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The road to cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, and it’s a road many American children are on, based on a new report from the American Heart Association that indicates very few kids meet all the criteria for ideal heart health.

Many are overweight or obese. Others […]

Higher BMI increases diabetes risk but not heart attacks, twin study finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Being overweight is less likely to cause a heart attack or kill you than it is to increase your risk of diabetes, according to a new study of identical twins.

Researchers used a nationwide Swedish twin registry to find twin pairs with identical DNA but different […]

Watching too much TV may increase risk of dying from blood clots

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Spending too much time in front of the tube every day may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, according to a Japanese study.

From 1988-90, researchers asked 86,024 people how many hours they spent watching TV. Over the next 19 […]

Worsening blood glucose health increasing risks for Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Blood glucose health is deteriorating in obese adults — raising the risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“The adverse impact of obesity on blood sugar status appears to develop over a longer […]

Post-coronary artery bypass infections may be linked to severe obesity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Severely obese coronary artery bypass patients are three times more likely to develop an infection shortly after surgery and stay in the hospital longer, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Coronary artery bypass surgery redirects blood flow to the heart around […]

Weight loss surgery boosts ‘good’ cholesterol in obese teen boys

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Weight loss surgery did more than help severely obese teen boys drop a few pounds.

In preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular Disease 2016 Scientific Sessions, weight loss surgery also increased their “good” cholesterol […]

Lifestyle studies underscore power of healthy habits

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Editor’s note: This is one in a 10-part series of the top medical research advances as determined by American Heart Association volunteer and staff leaders.

Results from four groundbreaking studies examining the impact of lifestyle modifications underscore the power of healthy habits and the importance of […]

Waist size matters in diagnosing obesity among minorities

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Measuring body mass index may not be enough to diagnose obesity in some minority groups, according to a new statement published this week by the American Heart Association. The size of a person’s waist can also play a key role in making the diagnosis.

“BMI doesn’t […]

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments