AHA 2016: Diet and Cardiovascular Risk

November 17, 2016
Samantha J. Peterson

Three studies from AHA 2016 covered the dangers of yo-yo dieting, a program to reduce sugary drink consumption, and high protein diets.

Presentations at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions highlighted the importance of diet on cardiovascular risk. The first study examines risk associated with weight cycling, or yo-yo dieting, in post-menopausal women. Next, researchers share results of a 3-year community campaign to reduce consumption of sugary drinks. Finally, researchers question what effects dietary protein has on heart failure rates in post-menopausal women.