American Heart Association

Warning labels could impact kids’ sugary drink choices

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Health-related warning labels could impact whether adolescents buy sugary drinks, according to a study released this week that looked at kids’ hypothetical choices after being exposed to the labels.

Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the online study included 2,202 demographically diverse children 12 […]

Obesity lower in four states, remains high among minorities in national report

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the first time in a decade, some states have lowered obesity rates.

Decreases occurred in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio, according to an analysis of U.S. data that was released in the “The State of Obesity” report issued annually by the Robert Wood Johnson […]

Federal guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns to prevent chronic diseases

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday for the first time recommend Americans eat far less sugar and focus on a day-to-day pattern of eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods.

Citing the fact that most Americans consume too much saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Obesity, Prevention, Sodium, Sugar||7 Comments

Mexico’s sugary drink tax tied to drop in sales

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A tax Mexico imposed on soda and other sugary drinks has helped reduce sales of such beverages by 6 percent, according to a new study that experts hope will also lead to a drop in that nation’s obesity and diabetes rate.

On Jan. 1, 2014, the […]