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Health rating system placed on front of food packages may promote healthy eating

March 24, 2017

Read the Perspective from Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC

WASHINGTON — A rating system located on the front of food packages may encourage consumers to eat more healthy foods, according to findings presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

The current formats in which nutrition information appears on food labeling are difficult for many consumers to use, so the Australian government commissioned a Health Star Rating system for the front of the label as a replacement, Bruce Charles Neal, MBChB, PhD, senior director of the food policy division at The George Institute for Global Health, professor of medicine at the University of Sydney and chair of the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health, said during a presentation.

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Exercise benefits outweigh negative effect of overweight, obesity on CVD risk

March 24, 2017
The benefits of physical activity on CVD may outweigh the negative impact of overweight and obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to published data. …
In the Journals

AHA: Physical activity benefits older adults’ heart health

March 23, 2017
The improvement of physical function can benefit older adults with heart disease through increasing the quality of life and providing more independence, according to a…
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VIDEO: Multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team helps women with CVD have safe pregnancies

March 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, associate director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program and co-director…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Health rating system placed on front of food packages may promote healthy eating

March 24, 2017
WASHINGTON — A rating system located on the front of food packages may encourage consumers to eat more healthy foods, according to findings…

In the Journals

Exercise benefits outweigh negative effect of overweight, obesity on CVD risk

March 24, 2017
The benefits of physical activity on CVD may outweigh the negative impact of overweight and obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to…

In the Journals

AHA: Physical activity benefits older adults’ heart health

March 23, 2017
The improvement of physical function can benefit older adults with heart disease through increasing the quality of life and providing more…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Multidisciplinary cardio-obstetrics team helps women with CVD have safe pregnancies

March 22, 2017
WASHINGTON — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD, associate director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease…

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Statin use increases type 2 diabetes risk

March 22, 2017
Adults treated with statin therapy are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes vs. those not prescribed statin therapy, according to a…

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Major abnormalities on ECG tied to CVD risk in type 1 diabetes

March 22, 2017
Major abnormalities on an electrocardiogram may be useful for predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in adults with type 1 diabetes…

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Research supports heart-healthy diet, not dietary fads

March 21, 2017
Current research supports a diet of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts in moderation for the reduction of heart disease, but not…

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NAFLD in type 1 diabetes associated with subclinical CVD risk

March 21, 2017
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was found to be low in a small cohort of adults with type 1 diabetes, but those with nonalcoholic…

Meeting News

Alirocumab lowers LDL in patients with, without atherosclerotic CVD

March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — LDL levels were “substantially reduced” in patients assigned alirocumab, regardless of whether they had

Meeting NewsPerspective

Exercise helps decrease CV risk in women after breast cancer

March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Regular exercise was associated with reductions in CV risk among women treated for breast cancer, according to a new report…

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