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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Cardiometabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar, appear to have a bigger effect than obesity on hardening arteries early among Mexican-Americans, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“Even among non-obese Mexican-Americans, there is already a high […]
Heart health, which is optimal for most at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviors, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
“Our findings indicate that, in general, children start with pretty good blood pressure,” said Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., senior […]
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health, announced a $500 million commitment to help all kids achieve a healthy weight, focusing on people and places hardest hit by obesity.
About one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, according […]
Recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may significantly raise the risk of heart attack, according to two research papers presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
“Physicians should do all they can to control every other modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in patients with asthma,” said […]