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Healthy eating linked to better heart structure and function among Latino adults

David Flomenbaum, B.S., B.A., a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City
Research Highlights:

  • Adult Latinos who followed a heart-healthy diet had better heart function, according to ultrasound images that found the heart was pumping blood more efficiently through the heart’s chambers.
  • In addition, healthy eating habits corresponded with decreased thickness of the heart’s walls, one measure indicating a healthier heart.


E-cigarette users face 15% higher risk of stroke at a younger age than traditional smokers

Urvish K. Patel, M.D., M.P.H., research scholar and chief education officer in the department of public health and neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City


Poor diet may contribute to health risks for women of reproductive age with disabilities

Andrea Deierlein, Ph.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of public health nutrition at the New York University School of Global Public Health

Research Highlights:

  • Women with self-reported disabilities were almost twice as likely to rate their diet as poor compared to women without disabilities.
  • Women with self-reported disabilities were nearly 2 times more likely to experience food insecurity compared to women without disabilities.