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New efforts to curb high blood pressure in Asia

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The reality of treating high blood pressure in the world’s most populated continent is trickier these days, experts say. After guidelines recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, about half of adults living in Asia now have the chronic condition.

That’s why a group of […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Nutrition, Patients, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New efforts to curb high blood pressure in Asia

Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating nutrients like proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and amino acids has no apparent effect on excessive sodium’s negative impact on heart health and blood flow, new research shows.

The results affirm that lowering sodium intake can reduce high blood pressure, one of the major risk factors […]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Nutrition, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Harmful health effects of excessive sodium unchanged by other nutrients, study finds

Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bold resolutions to maintain a healthier diet are common in the new year. But the secret to sticking with nutritious eating isn’t a big, complex plan. Keeping it simple can lead to success.

A healthy diet can be affordable, too, especially if thought is put into […]

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 ways to eat healthier in 2018

Spicy foods may heighten our perception of salt

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Adding some spice to food may make you more aware of the taste of salt, a new study suggests.

The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Hypertension, indicates that eating spicy foods may help us consume less salt — and, ultimately, lower blood pressure.

According to the […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Research, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Spicy foods may heighten our perception of salt

Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Unfortunately, a Beatles reunion will never happen. But for the lucky people of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rick and the Arrhythmics returned for a long-awaited (by some, at least) encore.

Back in the 1980s, the band, which included several local doctors, specialized in rowdy, three-chord classic rock, including […]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Sodium, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

‘MilliGrammys’ recognize the saltiest restaurant meals in America

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sandwiched between last month’s Emmys and the approaching Grammys ceremony in January comes a cheeky new entry in the award show category: The MilliGrammys.

In a series of video spoofs released Wednesday by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the mock awards “recognize foods […]

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘MilliGrammys’ recognize the saltiest restaurant meals in America

Study: 70 percent of sodium intake comes from restaurant, processed foods

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Restaurant foods and processed foods sold in stores accounted for about 70 percent of dietary sodium intake in three U.S. regions, a new study shows.

The average level of dietary sodium consumed per day in each region was 3,501 milligrams — over 50 percent more than the maximum […]

Overcoming family history of high blood pressure with diet, exercise and medication

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Sandra Ortiz’s father suffered from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes and when he died she witnessed the devastating toll. She wanted desperately to avoid the same fate.

With a strong family history of high blood pressure, Ortiz knew she was at a […]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Obesity, Prevention, Sodium, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Overcoming family history of high blood pressure with diet, exercise and medication

Sodium warnings to remain on New York City menus after court battle ends

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The warnings next to all the high-sodium items on chain restaurant menus in New York City are here to stay.

The legal battle over the city’s rule on excessively salty items has ended, after the National Restaurant Association dropped its challenge to the warnings.

The organization declined […]

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Health, Sodium|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sodium warnings to remain on New York City menus after court battle ends