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Labeling added sugars content on packaged foods and beverages could lower heart disease/diabetes risk and cut healthcare costs
Study Highlights: Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare costs. If food makers reformulate their products with less sugar as a result of the added sugars label, the potential health gains and cost savings could be twice as large as the benefits from the sugar label alone.
Cardiovascular research scientists in Cincinnati and Houston awarded $1 million for revolutionary studies of heart disease and stroke
A research scientist from Cincinnati studying how the heart can repair itself and a research scientist from Houston looking into specific genetic causes of stroke each received $1 million awards from the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health and research.
Multiple medications could help frail older adults live longer after heart attack but may impact function
Study Highlights: Nursing home residents prescribed three or four medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those prescribed only one medication. However, multiple medications did not impact the number of rehospitalizations. It was unclear if it increased functional decline.
Study Highlights: People under age 40 diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than people of a similar age who do not have Type 2 diabetes. The excess cardiovascular risks were more pronounced in younger women with Type 2 diabetes and excess risk significantly decreased in those who develop diabetes much later in life.
Heart attack victims over 65 treated differently; suffer worse outcomes but have lower hospital charges, new research finds
Study Highlights: Heart attack patients over 65 are less likely to be treated with timely percutaneous coronary intervention, or angioplasty, to open blocked arteries compared to younger patients, according to new research. Older patients also have...