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Go Red For Women

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
In the United States, one-third of Hispanic women suffer from heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that heart disease and stroke are about 80 percent preventable.
The AHA’s ‘Go Red for Women’ movement aims to increase women’s heart health awareness and to inspire change that will improve the lives of women.

Two main things to keep in mind is that physical activity and healthy eating reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke:

  • In the U.S., only one in five women gets the recommended amount of physical activity (both aerobic and strength training) under federal guidelines.
  • About 45 percent of U.S. deaths caused by heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes is because of poor dietary habits, such as high sodium intake, high sugary drink consumption and low intake of fruits and vegetables.

The Go Red for Women luncheon serves as the cornerstone event of empowerment in local communities. Dr. Anita M.

Adriana Balta, General Sales Manager, CTLN

Adriana Balta, General Sales Manager, CTLN

Kelsey, Associate Chief, Section of Cardiology, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center co-chaired such a luncheon held this week at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

In attendance was CTLatinoNews.com’s Hugo Balta, Publisher, and Executive Editor and Adriana Balta, General Sales Manager.

“Education and research funding is critical to saving lives”, said Adriana. “CT Latino News is proud to support the Go Red for Women movement in its mission of empowerment through awareness and prevention”, she assured.

Go Red Hartford Luncheon, Connecticut Convention Center

Go Red Hartford Luncheon, Connecticut Convention Center

sources: American Heart Association, Go Red For Women

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