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Health Note: Blood Pressure, Diabetes and High Cholesterol Increase Heart Disease Risk for Blacks
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Researchers say black men and women have double whites’ risk of dying of coronary heart disease. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Monika Safford studied about 24,000 people nationwide who were followed for about four years.

Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
February is reserved as American Heart Month in order to raise awareness about the prevention and management of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women and accounts for almost 700,000 deaths each year or 29% of all U.S. deaths.

Massive Study Examines Role of Genetics, Disease and Exercise
Scientists are learning about the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal responses to aerobic exercise through a three-part investigation begun 12 years ago, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Heli Roy.

Osteoporosis Strikes Every 20 Seconds
"Every 20 seconds, osteoporosis causes a fracture," warns an LSU AgCenter nutrition education expert. Specialist Donna Montgomery says osteoporosis is a painful, disfiguring disease that strikes one in every two women and one in every eight men above age 50.