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January 9, 2017

NIH to release findings on impact of parent physical activity, sedentary behavior on their preschool children

Young children do follow in their parents’ footsteps. Literally.

That’s the conclusion of NIH-funded researchers who found that in underserved populations, parents’ physical activity—and their sedentary behavior—directly correlates with the activity level of their preschoolers. Researchers say these findings, published January 9 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, could lead to interventions that focus more on helping parents model—not just encourage—an active lifestyle for their children.

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February 17, 2017 : Journal of Human Hypertension

NHLBI-funded researchers found that current formulas significantly underestimate the amount of salt and potassium that Latinos consume. The findings, published in Nature Journal of Human Hypertension, refer to the self-report measures used in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the largest cohort of Hispanics in the United States. 

February 15, 2017 : blAck America Web

NHLBI’s Director, Dr. Gary Gibbons took to blackamericaweb.com to answer audience’s questions about heart health, during the American Heart Month. From cholesterol and diet to sleep apnea and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), the questions run the gamut, showing the interests and concerns of the community.