American Heart Association

Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS —  A study in rats suggests that cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage from a high-fat diet by activating the body’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process.

Researchers fed rats cinnamon supplements for 12 weeks along with a high-fat diet […]

Panera Bread first to post added sugars for self-serve drinks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Panera Bread on Wednesday will start labeling the amount of added sugars and calories in beverages. It is the first national restaurant chain to post nutritional information at self-serve beverage stations.

Most Americans want to cut sugar in their diet but aren’t sure how, according to […]

Survey: Sugar is bad, but people can’t stop eating it

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A lot of people feel guilty for eating too much sugar and want to stop. But they can’t stop eating it.

According to survey results released recently from a leading health site, nearly half of Americans feel guilty about eating too much sugar. Meanwhile, two out […]

New reports find kids and adults love their soda and sugary drinks

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Despite longstanding calls by health experts to put down the soda, Americans continue to enjoy their sugar-sweetened drinks.

Nearly two-thirds of children in the United States reported consuming at least one soda or other sugary drink on any given day, according to new federal statistics released […]

Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after campaign

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — A new study indicates that educating the public about the health impact of sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to dramatic changes in customers’ buying habits.

Policy changes, coupled with community education efforts, led to a decline of nearly 20 percent of sales in Howard […]

AHA continues work to limit sugary drink consumption

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association will continue supporting taxes and other work to improve people’s health by decreasing sugary drink consumption, the organization said Monday in response to a new study about Big Soda funding nearly 100 health groups.

Daniel G. Aaron, a Boston University medical student, […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Data from the Framingham Heart Study — federally supported, ongoing […]

Weight gain study suggests polyunsaturated oil healthier option

Short-term modest weight gains in healthy, normal weight young adults was associated with more bad cholesterol levels in those who ate muffins cooked using saturated oil.

However, individuals in the same study who ate muffins made with polyunsaturated oils had improved blood cholesterol profiles, according to a new study […]

Sugary drinks debate heads to Washington

The debate over sugar-loaded drinks and obesity is headed to Washington, as part of legislation introduced to tax manufacturers for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who has said she doesn’t expect her bill to even come up for a vote, hopes the proposal she […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken noodle soup hoping that would soothe him.

“The minute I got the spoon to my lips, I spit it out,” he said. […]