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South Asian Women Unaware of Risk of Cardiac Attack

IndoLink.com, Posted: Mar 01, 2010

South Asian women face an elevated risk of heart disease, just like men, but get screened at far lower rates than men, reports online newsportal IndoLink.com. The South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View is trying to raise awareness in the community about the issue. It is the only major nonprofit devoted to combating the epidemic of heart disease among people of South Asian descent.

The article quoted Meenu Mehta, 49, a former model and mother of two. Mehta knew her lifestyle was increasingly sedentary but thought her husband had more to worry about when they went in for an assessment. But she said the nurse said Mehta's "abdominal obesity" was a major risk factor and she was in danger of a heart attack or stroke. The center recommended a regimen of exercise and cutting back on sugar intake. South Asians are four times more likely to have heart disease than the general population.

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