Heart health awareness for women – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Women are now living longer and healthier lives. But Dr. Nakela Cook at the NIH says women of all ages still need to pay attention to heart health throughout their lifespan.
Cook: We know that heart disease risk factors develop at younger ages in this country as well as the fact that risk for heart disease and atherosclerosis, the process of developing plaque in the arteries, actually can occur at younger ages.
Narrator: Some risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, and being overweight or obese. For details on reducing the risks of developing 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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