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Food policies work, modeling study reports

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Hundreds of thousands of cardiovascular disease deaths could be prevented annually by food policies and mass media campaigns to change dietary habits, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Using a modeling approach, researchers estimated that a national subsidy to reduce the cost of fruits and […]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Food policies work, modeling study reports

Seattle becomes next city to tax sodas

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Seattle became the ninth area of the country to pass a sugary drink tax, with a 7-1 vote Monday that imposes a 1.75-cents-per-ounce levy on distributors.

Last week, a city committee passed the measure 5-2, changing the original proposal to exclude diet drinks. The amendment also […]

Common artery problems as you age may be avoided or delayed, study shows

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Potentially dangerous artery problems considered common as people age may actually be avoided or delayed well into the senior years, according to new research.

The risk for high blood pressure and increased blood vessel stiffness, which both increase the risk of heart disease, may be reduced […]

Food program awarded $1 million in Massachusetts’ budget

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Massachusetts’ lawmakers unveiled the Fiscal Year 2018 capital budget plan this week, including $1 million in funding for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program.

The program, which was established in 2014 by the state legislature, will use the money to provide loans, grants and technical assistance to […]

May 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Nutrition, Obesity|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Food program awarded $1 million in Massachusetts’ budget

Trump signs spending bill that gives National Institutes of Health a boost

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The National Institutes of Health came out on top once again with an increase in federal funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but the completed spending bill made cuts in initiatives that support prevention.

The bill, signed into law on Friday by President Trump, […]

Menu labeling off the table … for now

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chain restaurants and retail food sellers will have another year to implement the Food and Drug Administration’s menu labeling requirements, after the agency extended its compliance deadline to May 7, 2018.

The rule, previously scheduled to take effect Friday, was created under the Affordable Care Act. […]

May 5th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Menu labeling off the table … for now

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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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

Florida children take steps intended to last a lifetime

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

TAMPA, Florida – Barbie Monty’s fifth-grade class at Carrollwood Day School is organizing a half-hour health walk on Friday, but the steps are intended to last a lifetime.

“We’re going to encourage kids to try to stay healthy,” said Demir Dikmen, one of the students. “We […]

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Florida children take steps intended to last a lifetime

Eating lots of common nutrient raises risk of clots

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Eating a lot of a common nutrient found in a variety of foods — including meat, eggs and milk — raises your risk of clots, new data suggest.

The study, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, provides the first direct evidence in humans that […]

Making healthy changes become lifelong habits

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The threat of going on insulin to control her Type 2 diabetes was what finally pushed Amy Magan to make the drastic diet changes that have allowed her to take control of her health.

But it was the community of the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

April 7th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical Activity, Women|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Making healthy changes become lifelong habits