Research studies reveal The Following key data about women and heart disease:
- More women die from heart disease than from all types of cancer combined (1)
- Among Hispanic women ages 18-64, 9 percent are current smokers and 40 percent are physically inactive (2)
- Some 86 percent of midlife Mexican American women are overweight or obese, and 11 percent have been diagnosed with diabetes (3)
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The Heart Truth is a national campaign for women about heart disease and is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health movement embraced by millions who share The Common goal of better heart health for all women.
The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress SM, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.
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