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Active Kids Make Healthier Adults
Even a small increase in the number of kids who get regular exercise could help keep kids healthier into adulthood and save billions in medical costs, a new study found.
Energy Drinks and Your Heart
Energy drinks may affect your blood pressure and your heart's electrical activity, a new study found.
Debunking the 'Obesity Paradox'
A new study's findings go against the so-called "obesity paradox." It found that patients who become overweight or obese had a higher risk of dying.
What Really Helps Older Patients with Heart Disease
For older adults with heart disease, physical activity is key to staying independent and promoting heart health, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Stress May Stretch Your Waistline
People who are stressed out for long periods of time may face a higher risk of becoming obese, according to a new study.
How to Help Prevent Heart Failure
Lifestyle choices may help prevent heart failure, including a type that's usually resistant to available therapies, a new study found.
Salt and Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), limiting your salt intake could help lower your blood pressure, a new study found.
What Belly Fat May Mean for Your Health
If having a high waist-to-hip ratio is in your genetics, you may also have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study.
Meal Planning and Your Heart
When and how often you eat might have an effect on your risk for heart problems and stroke, according to a new scientific statement.
Several Supplements May Contain Hidden Ingredients
Consumers, beware! Imported products marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss or erectile dysfunction may do you more harm than good.