Heart health awareness for women – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Changing lifestyle factors can reduce risk of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death of American women.
Cook: For example, if they smoke then it’s important that they quit.
Narrator: Dr. Nakela Cook at the NIH says different nutrition or diet can also help reduce heart disease risk.
Cook: We know that diets low in cholesterol and fat are very important in order to maintain a healthy heart.
Narrator: Other risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, being overweight or obese, or having low physical activity levels. For more information about heart health and reducing risk of heart disease, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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