Tag Archives: American Heart Association

Want to Lose Weight? Fewer Americans Say Yes

More Americans are pleased with their weight, a new poll suggests. In a recent Gallup poll, 49 percent of Americans said they would like to lose weight — the first…

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Government panel backs preventive statin use by adults 40 and over

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Aligning with heart health groups & other experts, a U.S. government-backed panel now suggests that adults as young as 40 without a previous…

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Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few…

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New advice on who qualifies for cholesterol-lowering statins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Considering a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who's a satisfactory candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level. A government task force says…

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Cytokinetics, Amgen drug shows promise in heart failure study

By Bill Berkrot ORLANDO (Reuters) – An experimental heart failure drug being developed by Cytokinetics Inc & Amgen Inc demonstrated several beneficial cardiac function effects in a midstage clinical trial,…

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Women less likely to be taking post-heart attack meds

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Women appear less likely than men to take all the medications needed after a heart attack to assist prevent repeat episodes, a Canadian study…

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Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Regulating swift food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed…

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Trans Fat Linked to Heart Disease, Huge Study Review Concludes

The amount of trans fat in a person's diet is linked with his or her risk of developing or dying from heart disease, a new review of studies suggests. The…

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Too Salty! High Sodium Intake Tied to Increased Blood Pressure

People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a large Japanese study finds. Researchers looked at approximately 4,500 adults in Japan who…

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Sudden cardiac arrest more likely in African-Americans

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Black Americans are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest than their white counterparts, a new study suggests. Black participants in the new…

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