American Heart Association

Gaining even a little weight could up heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Putting on a few pounds over time may hurt the heart muscle, affecting long-term risk of heart failure, according to new research.

Researchers examined heart scans and body fat measurements of more than 1,200 heart disease-free adults, and then again seven years later. They found that those […]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gaining even a little weight could up heart failure risk

Yo-yo dieting dangerous even if not overweight

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

NEW ORLEANS — Yo-yo dieting — repeatedly losing and regaining weight — increased the risk of dying from heart disease among postmenopausal women who started out at a normal weight in a new study.

“Weight cycling is an emerging global health concern associated with attempts of weight loss, but there […]

Small weight gain can raise blood pressure in healthy adults

Gaining just five pounds can increase your blood pressure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

Many people understand the health dangers of large amounts of extra body weight, but reasearchers in this study wanted to see the impact of […]