Seattle — Poor nutrition is the main cause of more premature deaths worldwide than tobacco use, high blood pressure or any other health risk, according to a recent study out of the University of Washington.
Philadelphia — Dog-walking provides regular physical activity for many older adults. But the health benefits come with added injury risk, caution University of Pennsylvania researchers, who in a recent study found that fracture injuries among dog-walkers 65 and older more than doubled between 2004 and 2017.
Bethesda, MD — All-terrain vehicle-related deaths involving kids younger than 16 accounted for more than 1 in 5 of the 15,000-plus ATV-related deaths recorded between 1982 and 2017 in the United States, according to a recent Consumer Product Safety Commission report.
Dallas — Nearly half of U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, based on a recent change in the threshold for high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association’s annual report on heart disease and stroke.
Bethesda, MD — Women 60 and older can significantly reduce their risk for cardiovascular and heart disease by adding an hour of activity each day, according to the results of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded study.
Atlanta — About half of U.S. adults don’t know all five of the most common heart attack symptoms, although awareness has increased over a recent 10-year period, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.