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Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study reinforces the idea that it’s never too late to start eating your veggies – especially ones like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale.

Australian researchers who examined nearly 1,000 women ages 70 and older found that so-called cruciferous vegetables may be particularly […]

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament that glues Americans to their TVs and their brackets, is a bittersweet time for the Cornette family.

Just 15 years ago Joel and Jordan, brothers and best friends, were stars on teams that advanced to the Sweet 16. Though […]

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, multicultural, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

Thyroid hormone levels may impact heart health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High levels of thyroid hormone may put older adults at risk for heart disease and death, new research shows.

In the Dutch study, published Tuesday in Circulation Research, middle-age and older people with high or high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called FT4 had double the odds […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Health, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Thyroid hormone levels may impact heart health

Lack of fresh food in neighborhoods linked to early heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who live in neighborhoods that lack stores selling fresh food may have a higher risk of developing early heart disease, according to new research.

“The thought is that greater access to healthier foods may have promoted healthier diets and, in turn, less coronary plaque formation,” […]

Looking at daughters’ experimental treatment, mom makes amazing discovery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest research news in heart health didn’t start in a lab, a hospital or a doctor’s office.

It all began with one smart mom, sitting at home reading scientific journals.

Chris Hempel of Reno, Nevada, was the catalyst behind a study published in April in Science […]

AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many people of his generation, Nathaniel Creager spent the prime years of his life with a constant companion: cigarettes.

He fired through three packs of unfiltered Chesterfields daily for about 30 years. Later in life, after he’d finally quit, his legs hurt when he walked […]

November 8th, 2015|Categories: Heart Disease, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2015, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA president saw peripheral artery disease firsthand

Cocaine users experience abnormal blood flow, risk heart disease

Cocaine users complaining of chest pain may have abnormal blood flow in the heart’s smallest blood vessels that may not be detected in regular testing, putting these patients at risk for heart complications or death, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Cocaine use is […]

Blacks, women face greater burden from CVD risk factors

The impact of major cardiovascular risk factors combined is greater in women than men and in blacks than whites. While the gender gap may be narrowing, differences by race may be increasing, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“We’ve been targeting traditional risk factors in […]

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness – thickening of […]

Gestational diabetes may be early risk factor of post-pregnancy heart disease

Gestational diabetes in pregnant women may be an early risk factor of heart disease, apparent before full blown diabetes or other metabolic diseases show up later in the mother’s life, according to a study released Wednesday.

Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and usually disappears afterwards, but it increases the risk of later […]

March 12th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gestational diabetes may be early risk factor of post-pregnancy heart disease