American Heart Association Articles

Giada De Laurentiis Turns Model for Go Red Event

Food Network all-star and celebrity super chef Giada De Laurentiis stepped out of the kitchen and onto the runway yesterday. The Italian born, Southern California raised De Laurentiis, has never done any professional modelling, but that didn’t stop the brunette …

Smoking, Even Moderately, is Associated With Sudden Death in Women, Shows Study

A study published recently in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology has shown that even light-to-moderate female smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to sudden cardiac death. Long-term smokers are at even greater risk, though the risks subside over time …

Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Shows Analysis

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory …

Multivitamins Don’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

A new study has found that daily multivitamin use does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 and published in The Journal of the …

Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

American Heart Association Partners With Nintendo On Fitness
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Nintendo has partnered with the American Heart Association to promote its Wii consoles as a way to stay physically active.

The two organizations said they will work together to help people learn how active-play video games lead to healthy living.

Wii Video Games Offer Real Exercise
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Active Wii sports video games and some Wii fit activities may increase adults’ energy expenditure as much as moderately intense exercise, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.