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2011-02-15 05:50:00

Adding some extra fiber to your diet may be linked to a lower risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced risk of death from any cause over a nine-year period, according to new research published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The government study, the largest of its kind, also links dietary fiber to a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not in women.  This may be because men are more likely to die from...

2011-02-04 00:20:48

Studies show drinking vegetables may help increase vegetable intake and support weight management Studies show drinking V8® 100% vegetable juice may be a simple way for people to increase their vegetable intake and may help them manage their weight "“ two areas of concern outlined in the newly released 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California-Davis found that adults who drank one, 8-ounce glass of...

2011-01-13 09:44:00

American Heart Association Presidential Advisory DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association today issued a call to action for the public, health professionals, the food industry and the government to intensify efforts to reduce the amount of sodium (salt) Americans consume daily. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) In an advisory, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the association sets out...

2010-09-17 13:35:09

Foods the lower blood pressure benefit the kidneys as well Certain key ingredients of a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure can ward off kidney stones, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The results suggest how low-fat dairy products and/or plants may have potent kidney stone"“fighting properties. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet"”which is high in fruits,...

2010-09-17 09:57:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Kidney stones are sneaky things, they come out of nowhere and blindside you, but this study shows that by eating a diet to prevent high blood pressure, kidney stones can also be prevented. Certain key ingredients of a low blood pressure diet ward off kidney stones. These magical ingredients that are very important in the fight against the formation of kidney stones are low-fat dairy products and plants. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, is...

2010-09-01 14:09:04

The DASH eating plan, known to reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol, also reduces the 10-year risk of heart attack, especially among African-Americans, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. The DASH eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products as well as whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts. The plan also calls for a reduction in fats, red meat, sweets, and sugar-containing...

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2010-06-25 06:10:00

Health officials say most adults should limit their salt intake to less than a teaspoon of salt each day, but according to a new government report released Thursday only a mere 1 in 18 actually meet that goal. Health officials advise that 70 percent of adults -- including people with high blood pressure, people over 40, and all African-Americans -- should only be using two-thirds of a teaspoon of salt per day. Salt, which is the main source of sodium for most people, increases the risk of...

2010-05-24 16:22:00

This release includes audio perspective from an American Heart Association spokesperson - see link below the release. Study highlights: - Drinking one less sugar-sweetened beverage a day was associated with a drop in blood pressure in a study of 800 adults with elevated blood pressure. - Increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has already been linked with risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. - Researchers say this does not prove that sugar-sweetened beverages cause...

2010-04-26 16:24:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association and the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a national collaboration led by the City of New York, share a common goal -- to gradually lower the amount of sodium (salt) in the American diet. "Lowering sodium is essential to reversing the trend of more Americans developing high blood pressure -- a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Nancy Brown, the chief executive officer of the American Heart...

2010-02-25 10:29:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Foods recommended in the popular Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet correspond with the higher-scored items ranked by the NuVal(TM) Nutritional Scoring System, according to a new study which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100119/NE39897LOGO ) NuVal gives all foods a score from 1 to 100; the higher the score, the higher the food's overall nutrition....