Heart health awareness for women – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts suggest that women should look at their personal risk factors for heart disease and then have a conversation with their doctor. Dr. Nakela Cook at the NIH recommends asking questions about the best way to reduce risk.
Cook: So this would include asking them what’s my weight, what is my waist circumference, and what is my family history in terms of risk for heart disease and how does that impact me.
Narrator: Knowing cholesterol numbers is also important. High blood cholesterol is also a risk factor for heart disease. For more information on reducing heart disease risk, and improving heart health, 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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