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February 4,  2002

Heart Disease and Stroke Among African Americans

 

 (SafetyAlerts) - Did you know that African Americans are at greater risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than whites? That's right. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African Americans and stroke is the third leading cause of death for African Americans.

Now that you know, you can do something about it. Learn how to lower your risk. Get the facts about heart disease and stroke and make a commitment to live a healthier life for years to come.

For free information about heart disease and stroke, visit americanheart.org or call 1-800-AHA-USA1. That's 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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Are you taking chances with your life? The answer is "Yes," if you don't know your risk of heart disease or stroke. Due to heredity and lifestyle, African Americans are at greater risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke than whites. That's right. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African Americans and stroke is the third leading cause of death for African Americans.

You can't do anything about your heredity but you can take steps to improve your lifestyle. Start by making at least one change in your daily routine by not smoking, eating healthier or exercising. It can make all the difference in the world.

Source: PRNewswire.

 
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