According to the American Heart Association, African Americans experience significantly worsened cardiovascular health, and thus face greater mortality rates from heart disease. African Americans die an average of 3.4 years before white Americans, a gap largely attributable to prevalent cardiovascular disease and risk factors. Recent publication of a scientific statement from the organization reads: “The burden of cardiovascular disease in the African American community remains high and is a primary cause of disparities in life expectancy between African Americans and whites.”
A recent article revealed what happens if you frequently visit your office’s Halloween candy stash, or you eat your kid’s leftover Trick-Or-Treat candies…
Lots and lots of them, if you want to burn off what you ate! Although Halloween candies often come in smaller, “mini” versions of the regular candy sizes, they are all still packed with calories and sugar.