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Dr. Myriam Torres Discusses Cardiovascular Disease, Heath Issues in the Latino Community

Happy-go-lucky millennials who are mostly athletic or healthy might find themselves suffering from cardiovascular disease when they’re in their 50s or 60s, based on slightly elevated cholesterol levels during their younger years.

Cardiovascular disease, particularly heart disease, is the No. 1 cause of death among Hispanics in America. Numerous risk factors contribute to this, including predisposition, tobacco use, unhealthy diets, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, high blood pressure, air pollution, education status, economic status, sedentary lifestyles and healthcare barriers. In addition to that, future heart health challenges can be attributed to inadequate information shared with the Latino community regarding heart health, particularly as it directly correlates to the importance of eating well and staying active.

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