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She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOIATION NEWS

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Annabelle Jimenez’s knees ached constantly. Her back, too.

She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her diet, her weight had ballooned to 380 pounds.

“I couldn’t walk a block without feeling extremely tired and in pain,” she said.

Jimenez grappled […]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, multicultural, Obesity, Physical Activity, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on She’s half the woman she used to be, going from 380 pounds to certified personal trainer

More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People are drinking fewer diet drinks these days, and a panel of health experts agrees that’s a good idea.

A science advisory from the American Heart Association published Monday in the journal Circulation counsels against regular and long-term consumption of diet beverages, particularly in children. […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Children, Diabetes, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Research, Sugar|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise

California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

California’s new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state handed the beverage industry a major victory.

Health advocates, however, say it’s a major defeat for the public’s well-being.

They’re already looking into options to repeal the law that passed Thursday after a […]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Obesity, Sugar|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows.

The study published Monday explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop […]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Obesity, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

Puerto Rico experts worry about long-term health issues as next hurricane season begins

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Hospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year.

Yet even as the recovery continues – and as Puerto Ricans look ahead to the next hurricane season beginning Friday – physicians also […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Puerto Rico experts worry about long-term health issues as next hurricane season begins

‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The percentage of people with ideal heart health – measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers – declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who maintain higher health scores over time have less risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The research, […]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Physical Activity, Sugar|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Ideal’ heart health is eluding more of us, increasing risks of heart disease and death

OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Regular annual visits to the OB-GYN can be a linchpin to improving women’s heart health, according to an advisory issued Thursday that encourages collaboration with cardiologists and spells out recommendations on how the two can prevent heart disease.

More than 90 percent of women have at […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut down on sweets and processed foods. Increase consumption of fish, nuts and legumes.

This rudimentary advice has been dished out to the public for decades, yet soaring rates of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses linked […]

April 30th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?

Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart