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Statement Highlights: Sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders such as breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to cardiovascular risk factors. Research linking sleep problems to obesity and diabetes is robust, but longer studies measuring impact on actual weight are needed. The American Heart Association does [...]
Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease were more likely than nonsmokers and former smokers to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability. The longer and more cigarettes people smoked, the greater the damage to their hearts' structure and function. Heart measures in former smokers were [...]
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
Statement Highlights: Secondhand cigarette smoke may harm children's heart health in profound and lasting ways. African-American children are disproportionately exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke. [...]
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
Source: American Heart Association
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