Sunday, August 2, 2009

Heart disease also kills women

The Heart Foundation has launched a new campaign to dispel the myth that heart disease is a medical condition that affects only men.

The disease was the cause of death in 34 percent of Australians in 2006, and more than half of them are women.

Tony Stubbs, the ACT Heart Foundation, said that the Go Red for Women campaign is also promoting a healthier lifestyle.

"Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women is a fact that only three out of every 10 women are aware that came from an investigation of recent Newspoll," he said.

"So we are really trying to promote the message that heart disease is a major problem for women and that is also largely preventable."

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