Hispanic Women Less Aware of Heart Disease Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  January 13, 2014 at 1:04 PM Women Health News
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A new study finds hispanic women tend to be less aware of the higher risk of heart disease they face by being obese.
 Hispanic Women Less Aware of Heart Disease Risk
Hispanic Women Less Aware of Heart Disease Risk

The results of a study that compared Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women based on their knowledge of heart disease risk factors and their perceptions of their own weight.

Elsa-Grace Giardina, MD and coauthors, Columbia University Medical Center (New York, NY), report that although awareness of CVD and recognition that heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the US has increased, knowledge of these risk factors still remains low among minority women, making prevention efforts more difficult.

The article is available on the Journal of Women's Health website.

Source: ANI

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