03 February 2012

National Wear Red Day


Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, taking the life of 1 in 3 women each year. This means women are dying at the rate of one per minute. It simply does not have to be that way. But only 1 in 5 women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat. The questions and answers below are from science funded by the American Heart Association. Share them with employees, friends and family. Make It Your Mission to fight heart disease and save lives by sharing the facts.

1. Over ____________ million American adults have one or more cardiovascular diseases.
2. Every ____________ seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases, America’s No. 1 killer.
3. A _________________ _________________ occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot.
4. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the heart, it causes a _________________ _________________.
5. If a clot blocks an artery that feeds the brain, it causes a _______________________.
6 ______ percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and
abstinence from smoking.
7. Most of the food we eat is turned into ___________________, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy.
8. _________________, or juvenile diabetes, usually starts early in life. It results from the body’s failure to produce insulin.
9. About _______ percent of American adults have cholesterol levels that are too high.
10. About 90 to 95 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes have ______________ diabetes.
11. _______________ _______________ is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls.
12. High blood pressure (or ____________________________) makes the heart work harder than normal.
13. As a woman, you have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure if you are __________ pounds or more over a healthy weight.
14. Cholesterol builds up with other substances in the inner walls of arteries and becomes ____________________.
15. Plaques that rupture can cause _______________ _______________ that can totally block blood flow in the artery.
1. 81
2. 38
3. Heart attack
4. Heart attack
5. Stroke
6. 80
7. Glucose
8. Type 1
9. 47
10. Type 2
11. Blood pressure
12. Hypertension
13. 20
14. Plaque
15. Blood clots

I have some great info from the AHA and CDC but can't post it on blog. If you are interested in reading it email me neusebrats{at}aol{dot}com and I'll be happy to send you the three attachments.

1 comment:

  1. I've missed the date but read your gapped article and am paying attention.


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