Podcasts and Vodcasts

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March 21, 2013

Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt

Study Highlights:

  • Most pre-packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain high amounts of sodium.
  • Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving.

News Release

March 19, 2013

180,000 deaths worldwide may be associated with sugary soft drinks

Study Highlights:

  • Sugar-sweetened beverages may be linked to about 180,000 deaths in the world each year.
  • Countries in the Caribbean/Latin America had among the highest death rates from diabetes due to consumption of sugary beverages.
  • About 25,000 deaths in the United States each year may be associated with sugar-sweetened drinks.

News Release

February 07, 2013

Southern diet could raise your risk of stroke

Study Highlights:

  • Eating lots of Southern cuisine is linked to increased stroke risk.
  • A Southern-style diet includes fried foods, organ meats, sugary drinks and a lot of salt.
  • African-Americans are five times more likely to eat Southern foods, which may help explain their higher stroke risk

News Release

November 06, 2012

Telltale visible signs of aging may predict heart disease

Study Highlights:
  • Visible signs of aging may predict your risk of heart disease.
  • A receding hairline, baldness, earlobe crease and yellow fatty deposits on the eyelids were among signs of aging associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
 
 
November 05, 2012

Recreational cocaine use linked to conditions that cause heart attack

Study Highlights:
  • Recreational cocaine users may have higher blood pressure, stiffer arteries and thicker heart muscle walls than non-users — all of which can cause a heart attack.
  • The Australian study is the first to document some of these cardiovascular abnormalities in seemingly healthy cocaine users long after the immediate effects of cocaine have worn off.
 
 
April 19, 2012

Eating low-fat dairy foods may reduce your risk of stroke

Study Highlights:
  • Eating low-fat dairy foods was associated with a reduced risk of stroke in adult men and women compared to those who ate full-fat dairy foods.
  • Low-fat dairy is one part of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet, which effectively reduces blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke.
 
 
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April 10, 2012

Stroke risk considerably higher if sibling had stroke

 
Study Highlights:
  • If your brother or sister had a stroke, your risk of having one may be at least 60 percent higher.
  • Your risk of stroke at age 55 or younger is almost double if your sibling had a stroke at 55 or younger.
  • Make sure to tell your doctor if any of your siblings had a stroke, and pay greater attention to the things that put you at risk for a stroke, such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high blood pressure.
November 13, 2011

Sugar-sweetened beverages may increase cardiovascular risk in women

 
 
Study Highlights:
  • Women who drank two or more sugar-sweetened beverages daily experienced increasing waist circumferences, developed high triglycerides, and a high risk for type 2 diabetes.
  •  Women may have a greater chance for developing cardiovascular disease risk factors from sugar-sweetened drinks because they require fewer calories than  men .
July 21, 2011

Vascular Changes and Dementia

Vascular changes linked to dementia - American Stroke Association Scientific Statement
 
Statement Highlights:
  • High blood pressure is related to the development of age-related vascular cognitive impairment.
  • Maintaining a healthy heart may also maintain a healthy functioning brain, according to the statement.
  • Screening elderly patients for heart and stroke risk factors may also identify those at risk of dementia.
March 23, 2011

EPI 2011 - Weight Perception

Obese and overweight women, children underestimate true weight - American Heart Association Meeting Report - Abstract P162
 
Study highlights:
  • Overweight and obese women and children underestimate their body weight.
  • Almost half of the mothers with overweight and obese children think that their children’s weight is normal.
  • Obese images appear to have become acceptable norms in some families; thereby, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease.
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