Nov 7, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Every year in the United States, nearly one in four women die from coronary heart disease. Dr. Anna Catino is a specialist in cardiovascular medicine with University of Utah Health. What cam women do to keep their hearts healthy and significantly reduce their risk of this disease?

Dr. Catino: I recommend people maintain daily aerobic exercise. We usually tell people to get about 30 minutes a day of heart healthy exercise. That includes getting your heart rate up there, but being able to maintain a conversation while you are exercising. Number two, I want people to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy diet. And number three, I recommend that you avoid tobacco in all forms. Tobacco contributes significantly to cardiovascular disease. Just eliminating it completely is the best option.

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