Obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes all increase the risk of developing heart disease. Thankfully, research has shown that regular exercise can reduce the risk for all of these issues, and can therefore protect against heart disease.
In fact, being fit or active can reduce the risk for heart disease by more than 50%. Even gradual and small increases in physical activity can reduce the risk. Exercise improves overall health and is good for the heart, even for people who are just starting to become more active. Simply brisk walking, for example, is associated with a 30-50% reduction in risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes and stroke.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 SANSAR - Burgundy Young Investigator Award: Dr. Maneesh Sud.
Research Study: Recalibration of the Framingham and Pooled Cohort Risk Equations in a Canadian Cohort:The Impact of South Asian Ethnicity on Model Performance.
The 2018 and 2019 YIA awards will be presented at SANSAR’s 5th annual fundraising gala on June 7, 2019 at Paramount EventSpace.
EDUCATIONAL SLIDE KIT
SANSAR developed a slide kit to educate healthcare professionals on the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes faced by the South Asian population.
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