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Compound in red wine may reduce artery stiffness in diabetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MINNEAPOLIS — A natural compound in red wine, peanuts, berries and the skin of red grapes may reduce artery stiffness in some people with Type 2 diabetes, new data suggest.

In a study presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology/Peripheral Vascular […]

Gluten may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

PORTLAND, Oregon — Eating more gluten may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers said Thursday.

In a long-term observational study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions., most participants had gluten intake below 12 grams a […]

Detroit man transforms lifestyle to overcome heart failure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Protecting his health never entered the mind of James Young II during his 20s and 30s.

Exercise ended with his school years, and his diet largely consisted of fast food and microwaveable meals. He was also a heavy smoker and frequently met friends for a beer […]

Motivation and inspiration through Go Red Get Fit

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Joyce Moore lost her dad to heart disease and vowed to spare her daughters from the pain she experienced. But it wasn’t until she decided to get healthy for herself, rather than others, that she was able to make significant change.

Moore, who lives in Jessup, […]

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Healthy Living, multicultural, Physical Activity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Motivation and inspiration through Go Red Get Fit

Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs before cardiac arrest may aid survival

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Patients who have been taking statins are likely to survive longer after a cardiac arrest than those who are not taking them, according to a study released Saturday.

The study from Taiwan researchers was presented during the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart […]

Peripheral artery disease affects Larry Sadwin’s life, along with 8.5 million Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Larry Sadwin’s legs hurt whenever he exercises, a symptom of restricted blood vessels. But he’s finding a way to manage his condition.

Sadwin, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Warren, Rhode Island, is one of 8.5 million Americans with peripheral artery disease, a condition that causes a […]

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 […]

Type 2 diabetes drug cuts risk of heart-related death

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.

After decades of coming up empty in the search for a diabetes drug that could lower heart risks, researchers believe […]

December 10th, 2015|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes drug cuts risk of heart-related death

A few minutes of activity may cut blood pressure for people with Type 2 diabetes

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Just a few minutes of light activity for people who sit most of the day – a short stroll or some squats at your desk every thirty minutes – can lower blood pressure for people with Type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the […]

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Scientific Sessions 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A few minutes of activity may cut blood pressure for people with Type 2 diabetes

Half of diabetes cases missed in U.S. Asians, Hispanics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About half of Asian-Americans and Hispanic-Americans with diabetes don’t know they have it, according to new research. The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or prediabetes.

Of the nearly 21 percent […]

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Diabetes|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Half of diabetes cases missed in U.S. Asians, Hispanics