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American Heart Association says a Southern Diet could raise your risk of Heart Attack

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — your heart may not find it so tasty.

Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.

Fried Chicken. (American Heart Association)

Fried Chicken. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park draws large crowd at Liberty Park

 

Movies in the ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 29th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosted Movies in the Park at Liberty Park for the first time. The movie for the night was “Lincoln” rated PG-13 and it drew a huge crowd to the park.

Abraham Lincoln made and appearance with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. They greeted everyone that passed by and posed for pictures with attendees.

Lincoln showing on the screen at Liberty Park

Lincoln showing on the screen at Liberty Park

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American Stroke Association report shows Southern diet could raise your risk of stroke

 

African-Americans are five times more likely to eat Southern foods, which may help explain their higher stroke risk.

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationHonolulu, HI – Eating Southern-style foods may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.

In the first large-scale study on the relationship between Southern foods and stroke, researchers characterized a Southern diet by a high intake of foods such as fried chicken, fried fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver and gizzards, and sugary drinks such as sweet tea. In addition to being high in fat, fried foods tend to be heavily salted. «Read the rest of this article»

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