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American Heart Association reports Higher Waist and Hip measures may add up to greater risk for Heart Attack among Women

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Higher waist and hip size are more strongly associated with heart attack risk than overall obesity, especially among women, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

In a study of nearly 500,000 adults (aged 40-69) from the United Kingdom, researchers found that while general obesity and obesity specifically around the abdomen each have profound harmful effects on heart attack risk in both sexes, women were more negatively impacted by higher waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio than men.

Woman getting a waist measurement. (American Heart Association)

Woman getting a waist measurement. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Irregular Sleeping Pattern may affect how Teens Eat

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting.

Penn State researchers looked at data on 342 teenagers and analyzed their sleeping habits. On average, they slept about seven hours nightly. But when the amount of time teens slept varied by an hour – whether it was less sleep or more.

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American Heart Association says small weight gain can raise Blood Pressure in Healthy Adults

 

American Heart AssociationSan Francisco, CA – 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 researchers in this study wanted to see the impact of a small weight gain of about five to 11 pounds.

Naima Covassin, Ph.D.

Naima Covassin, Ph.D.

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American Heart Association says eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 20 studies published over the last 19 years to assess the effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on risk of stroke globally. The combined studies involved 760,629 men and women who had 16,981 strokes.

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia. (Photo by American Heart Association)

Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia. (Photo by American Heart Association)

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“Tasty Tuesdays” at Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Just in time for the holiday season! Join Mandy from 4:30pm to 5:30pm for “Tasty Tuesdays” at Estep Wellness Center in November.

Tasty Tuesdays consist of a delicious package of Nutritional Workshops covering such topics as:  Basic Nutrition, Healthier Choices, and Flippin’ Recipes.  There will be three workshops and the cost is $10.00 for all three. «Read the rest of this article»

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Increased fat in children raises their blood pressure risk

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.

A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children’s body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile — the beginning of the overweight category — the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs. «Read the rest of this article»

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ShopSmart Cuts the Fat with Smart Food Swaps

 

15 Foods to Reduce Fat Intake and Help Prevent Health Problems

ShopSmartYonkers, NY – Fats can be sneaky – they lurk in lots of everyday, packaged food items and can put people at risk for heart disease and other health issues. The October 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, found 15 popular packaged goods that are surprisingly high in fat and suggests low-fat swaps for each. «Read the rest of this article»

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Packing on the Pounds? Blame Refined Carbs, Not Calories

 

Argues Atkins and Gary Taubes, Author of Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

Atkins™ Nutritionals, IncDenver, CO – Atkins™ Nutritionals, Inc., supports the key premise of the new book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes, namely that a diet overemphasizing refined carbohydrates has led to today’s obesity epidemic.

Taubes, an acclaimed science journalist and author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, reveals in his new work the bad nutritional science of the 20th century that stressed reduction in caloric intake as the basis for weight loss and ignored the role of insulin in regulating fat storage. Atkins couldn’t agree more with his conclusions.

Cutting back on added sugars and other refined carbohydrates, while controlling the quality and quantity of overall carbohydrate intake, enables fat to become your primary source of energy. «Read the rest of this article»

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