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issue of the heart...Hispanic women urged to
learn more about possible heart problems
May 2007 -- According to the American Heart
Association (AHA), among Hispanic adults age 20
and older, nearly 35 percent of Hispanic women
have cardiovascular disease.
Hispanics are also more likely to have high
cholesterol and to be physically inactive when
compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic
The need to empower Hispanic women with
information on heart health and cholesterol is
higher than ever before.
Despite research-based gains in the treatment of
cardiovascular disease and improvements in
cholesterol screenings and physically activity
rates, heart disease remains the leading killer
of women in the United States and in most
developed areas of the world.
The time is now for Hispanic women to use their
role as a wife, mother, sister, or friend to
take charge of their heart health and continue
the trend toward a healthier lifestyle.
About Dr. Jane Delgado
Dr. Jane Delgado, President and CEO of the
National Alliance for Hispanic Health, which
represents thousands of providers of Hispanic
health through the nation. Dr. Delgado has
transformed the Alliance into a reliable source
for Hispanic health in the United States. As a
recognized author, Delgado has written: "Salud,
A Latina's Guid