David Flomenbaum, B.S., B.A., a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City
- 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.
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
Andrea Deierlein, Ph.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of public health nutrition at the New York University School of Global Public Health
- 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.
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