The 411 on Blacks and Heart Health

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  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • Blacks and Heart Disease
  • What Puts Us at Higher Risk?
  • How Lifestyle Changes Are Everything!
  • African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet
  • Heart Health Knowledge Increases Among Black Women
  • Stress Hurts Your Heart, Too
  • Access to Health Care Matters
  • February Is American Heart Health Month
  • Why Heart Health Matters

What Puts Us at Higher Risk?

Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes — all of which Blacks disproportionately suffer from — increase our risk of developing heart disease. Also, having a family history of these illnesses can increase our chances of having it, too, says the American Heart Association

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