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Do you want to help protect the women in your life from their number 1 killer? Find the KILLER and share the news…

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1 Do you want to help protect the women in your life from their number 1 killer? Find the KILLER and share the news…

2 What do you think is the number 1 killer of women worldwide? ■ Breast cancer ■ HIV/AIDS ■ Tuberculosis ■ Heart disease ■ Malaria

3 Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women ■ Breast cancer ■ HIV/AIDS ■ Tuberculosis ■ Heart disease ■ Malaria

4 Who is most at risk for heart disease? MenWomen

5 Men and women are equally at risk

6 What are the risk factors for heart disease in women? ■ Tobacco use ■ Obesity or overweight ■ Physical inactivity ■ High blood pressure ■ High blood cholesterol ■ Diabetes

7 They are ALL risk factors. The good news is that most heart disease is preventable ■ Tobacco use ■ Obesity or overweight ■ Physical inactivity ■ High blood pressure ■ High blood cholesterol ■ Diabetes

8 You, your mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friends can protect your heart: ■ Get active ■ Stop smoking ■ Keep a healthy weight ■ Know your risks ■ Eat healthily ■ Learn the warning signs for a heart attack or stroke

9 Did you know these facts? Most women don’t

10 Find out how you and your loved ones can take control of your heart health: Go Red for Women is a campaign run by the World Heart Federation and its member organizations globally to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Go Red for Women international campaign is made possible by the generosity of the American Heart Association

11 Keep the hearts of the women you love strong and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8) help other women like you to reduce their risk for heart disease: Forward this to 3 or more friends and help them protect their heart against their number 1 killer


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