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  • 21. Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting The American Heart Association helps you understand the risk factors for excessive blood clotting, also called hypercoagulation.
  • 22. Latino overweight perception may influence childhood obesity Childhood obesity affects Latinos at an alarming high rate and it is not just bad eating habits and lack of physical activity that are to blame. ?Some of us who are immigrants from Latin America have a cultural bias that distorts our perception of overweight,? explains Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Indeed, we have the image of chubby children being the embodiment of health."
  • 23. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 24. About Metabolic Syndrome Learn about metabolic syndrome
  • 25. Your Risk for Metabolic Syndrome Some people are genetically prone to develop insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. Learn more about metabolic syndrome.
  • 26. What is childhood obesity? The American Heart Association explains that among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren?t seen until adulthood. Learn what AHA is doing to help and what you can do too.
  • 27. Losing Weight Losing weight means changing the balance of calories in to calories out. Learn more about shedding extra pounds and keeping it off from The American Heart Association.
  • 28. Life is Why Family Health Challenge Infographic The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 29. Is Childhood Obesity an Issue in Your Home? Did you know that one-third of all American children are overweight and 17 percent are obese? And the number of overweight adolescents has doubled over the past three decades? What about your child? The American Heart Association offers these steps and help your kids avoid our nation?s unhealthy trend.
  • 30. Kids Cook With Heart and Teens Cook With Heart Today 1 in 3 American children and teens are overweight or obese. Kids Cook With Heart / Teens Cook With Heart aims to change that.

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  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%