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Unhealthy diets affect American children’s heart health

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), American children are not showing the best results in heart function and do not meet the healthiest standards due to changing diets.

In the statement, the organization analyzed data from 2007 to 2008 and found that more than 90 percent of children between 2 and 19 years old had unhealthy diets. Children’s intake showed most calories came from unhealthy food, like simple carbohydrates. These sorts of food had a negative effect on children’s cardiovascular health. A joint action among parents is to introduce ’empty’ foods (in micronutrients) to provide calories simply to their children when they reject healthy foods.


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