Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the leading cause of death in the U.S. This podcast discusses the importance of controlling the risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Created: 2/27/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/27/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
American Heart Month – February 2014
Recorded: February 25, 2013; posted: February 27, 2013
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One in three deaths in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure; it’s the leading cause of death. Factors such as age, race, ethnicity, and sex can affect a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease.
To reduce your risk, follow the ABCS. Take aspirin as directed by your health care provider, control high blood pressure, manage cholesterol, and don’t smoke. You should also eat a diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight. Talk to your health care provider about your risk for cardiovascular disease.
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