Heart Disease: Still The No. 1 Killer Of Women
5 facts about heart disease every woman should know
Fashion and health awareness, where else would you combine the two but during Mercedes Benz New York City Fashion Week of course. The Go Red For Women & The Heart Truth 2014 Red Dress Fashion Show kicked off New York City Fashion Week, with celebrities from all over the spectrum, including some of our favorite TV beauties like Nene Leakes and Rutina Wesley strutting down the runway in red designer fashions. The purpose of the show was to raise awareness about heart disease, which is still the number one killer of women. Here is what you need to know about the deadly disease.
Fact #1: Heart disease causes 1 in 3 deaths each year, which equates to one woman every minute.
Fact #2: Young people get heart disease too. Cardiovascular deaths among women ages 35 to 44 are on the rise, with four to 10 percent of all heart attacks occurring in women under 45.
Fact #3: Not only are the fatty and fried foods bad for the heart, but sugar has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and/or heart attack.
Fact #4: Not all fats are bad. While trans fats and certain saturated fats have been linked to heart disease and heart attacks, there are other fats such as the Omega-3 fatty acids and Monounsaturated fats that have proved beneficial. Just watch out for the Omega-6 fatty acids.
Fact #5: The rates of heart disease in Black women are twice as high as in white women. Additionally, Blacks have the highest chance of dying from the disease. While, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than white women.
Heart disease is a serious ailment and we must continue to educate and raise awareness all across the globe. Go Red!