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Lowering Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake by Children Linked to More Favorable HDL-C Changes

A study measuring blood lipid levels of a diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren found that reducing SSB intake by at least one serving a week was associated with a greater increase in HDL-cholesterol over 12 months. Higher SSB consumption was also linked to lower fruit and vegetable intake.

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Supplements, Exercise Could Improve Muscle Mass and Strength for Older Adults

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Sarcopenia is a natural part of aging, but it’s also a growing public health concern for older adults. That’s why an Iowa State University researcher is testing a combination of supplements and resistance training to slow or reverse the progression of sarcopenia.

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A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You

The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty.

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“Happy Meals” Bill Could Improve Healthfulness of Fast Food Meals for Kids in New York City

A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children—like McDonald’s Happy Meals—could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Vitamin D May Play Key Role in Preventing Macular Degeneration

Women who are deficient in vitamin D and have a specific high-risk genotype are 6.7 times more likely to develop AMD than women with sufficient vitamin D status and no high risk genotype.

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School nutrition policy expert available on CDC report bit.ly/1Uhtym9 #healthyschools

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Back to School is Getting Healthier

From American Heart Association News: U.S. schools have significantly improved school nutrition practices and should continue striving to provide a quality nutrition environment for students.

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Tulsa Takes New Strides to Improve Health

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, new rules for nutrition standards for city owned vending machines went into effect when the City Attorney signed an Executive Order on July 2, 2015. This ensures that vending machines on city owned and leased properties, such as public libraries, parks, nature centers, the convention center and the Tulsa Zoo all meet recommended nutrition standards and use calorie labeling to provide patrons with healthier options as well as basic education on what is available.