Heart health during Black History Month and American Heart Month – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. People with diabetes and kidney disease have higher chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
Rodgers: For instance, 2 out of 3 people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. And having kidney disease also increases a person’s chances of having heart disease.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is an institute director at the NIH.
Rodgers: Compared to the general public, African Americans are disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes and kidney disease – which increases their chances of having heart disease.
Narrator: During Black History Month and American Heart Month this February, Dr. Rodgers recommends learning more, at www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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