Last updated on: 7/15/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

American Heart Association (AHA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“A healthy eating pattern limits intake of sodium (salt), solid fats (such as full fat dairy products, meat and some tropical oils, such as coconut oil), added sugars, and refined grains and emphasizes more nutritious foods and beverages—vegetables, fruits, fiber-rich whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, seafood, lean meats and poultry, beans, nuts and seeds.”

“Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce Triglycerides,” www.newsroom.heart.org, Apr. 18, 2011

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Description:

“The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency… The association’s impact goal is, by 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.”

“Mission of the American Heart Association,” www.heart.org (accessed May 9, 2011)

Mission:

“To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.”

“Our Mission,” www.heart.org (accessed May 9, 2011)

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