Sugary Drinks, Heart Failure Risks and Bad Exercise Habits
Drinking sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on a regular basis may boost your bodys amount of visceral fat, the type of fat that may affect the risk of heart disease and diabetes. If you can control the items on the American Heart Associations (AHA) Lifes Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart, you may significantly lower your risk of developing heart failure. The American College of Cardiologys Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council is calling on adults to exercise more, saying the cardiovascular risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle are profound. Cocoa flavanols, micronutrients found in cocoa, are associated with improved vascular health in patients with end-stage renal disease.