Go Red: Black Women and Heart Disease

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  • The Silent Killer
  • The Signs of a Heart Attack
  • Why Us?
  • Smoking and Heart Disease
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • Heart Disease Is Linked to Early Menopause
  • Reducing Your Risk
  • Educate Yourself
  • Wear Red
  • What Is Heart Disease?

Why Us?

Almost everyone is at risk for heart disease, but women’s elevated risk stems from the fact that we are more likely to be overweight and obese; work out less and have high blood pressure and diabetes. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing heart disease. 

(Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

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