Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Amir Haghighat joined us in our studio to talk about Go Red for Women and bringing awareness to heart disease risks for women.
The 2020 Go Red for Women Luncheon, scheduled for Friday, May 15, will welcome a crowd of 400 local business, healthcare, civic, and philanthropic leaders to raise funds for continued research, education and outreach. Evidence shows that childhood risk factors play a significant role in the development of heart disease in adults, and that is why is so important to be aware of the "trickle up" effects of unhealthy eating habits, sugar overconsumption and lack of exercise into adulthood.
It's also the number one killer of women in the U.S.
The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease. "Together, we know that we will have a positive impact on the lives of women and the families that depend on them", she said. Gordmans' support will help advance the American Heart Association's mission to build healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.
Harms says there are simple steps we can take to prevent our risks.
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that most Americans - including 80 percent of millennials - don't know heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. Thomas said. "Go Red, Get Fit Jax is about empowering the entire city of Jacksonville to prioritize their health". "We can control our blood pressure, risk of diabetes, cholesterol, and obviously smoking cessation is a huge part of lowering your risk for heart disease".