Dallas, TX – Having a pet might lower your risk of heart disease, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.
The statement is published online in the association’s journal Circulation.
Increasing intake of foods rich in dietary nitrate may be an affordable and attainable way to manage blood pressure, researchers said.
Dallas, TX – A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
People with high blood pressure who drank about 8 ounces of beetroot juice experienced a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. But the preliminary findings don’t yet suggest that supplementing your diet with beetroot juice benefits your health, researchers said.
American Heart Association says adolescents’ poor health behaviors raise risk of heart disease as adults
More than 80 percent of them had a poor diet and many were not physically active.
Dallas, TX – U.S. adolescents’ high levels of poor health behaviors and unfavorable cardiovascular risk factors may increase their chances of heart disease as adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
Researchers estimated the current state of cardiovascular health of U.S. adolescents based on the seven cardiovascular health components defined in the American Heart Association’s 2020 impact goals, which include both health behaviors and factors: blood pressure, total cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), blood glucose, healthy diet, physical activity and smoking. The 4,673 adolescents were 12-to 19-years-old and represented about 33.2 million adolescents nationally.
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
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Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits.
Dallas, TX – Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables. A specific sub-class of flavonoids, called anthocyanins, may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits, according to the study. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association says that Americans’ heart health varies significantly from state to state
The report could help state officials set goals to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke and improve cardiovascular health.
Dallas, TX – Americans’ cardiovascular health varies greatly from state to state, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).
The study is the first to assess cardiovascular health at the state level.
“Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is funding state heart disease and stroke prevention programs, we thought it would be helpful to have cardiovascular health information on the state level, to help better focus our efforts,” said Jing Fang, M.D., M.S., an epidemiologist with the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in Atlanta, GA. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Top 10 Research Report
Dallas, TX – Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year’s top cardiovascular and stroke research identified by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
American Heart Association reports meditation may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in heart patients
Regular Transcendental Meditation may improve long-term heart health.
Dallas, TX – African Americans with heart disease who practiced Transcendental Meditation regularly were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die from all causes compared with African Americans who attended a health education class over more than five years, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Those practicing meditation also lowered their blood pressure and reported less stress and anger. And the more regularly patients meditated, the greater their survival, said researchers who conducted the study at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. «Read the rest of this article»
High body mass index may contribute to heart function abnormalities in these pregnancies.
Dallas, TX – Women pregnant with smaller-than-average fetuses may also need to worry about their long-term cardiovascular health risks, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Women diagnosed with fetal growth restriction (FGR) may also have an asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction in which the heart doesn’t work at peak efficiency during its relaxation phase. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act:
“The historic decision handed down today will benefit America’s heart health for decades to come. Questions about the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality have overshadowed the law’s progress. With this ruling, that uncertainty has finally been put to rest. «Read the rest of this article»
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