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Heart Foundation statistics reveal that only one in 20 women aged 45-65 considers high blood pressure and cholesterol to be important risk factors for heart disease while four in five women believe a lack of physical activity and poor diet put their hearts at greater risk.

The heart health charity has launched its annual Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness and is urging all Australians to get on board and Go Red in June.

‘Many people are still surprised to learn that heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian women and that it claims more than three times as many female lives as breast cancer,’ said Julie Anne Mitchell, women’s health spokesperson at the Heart Foundation.

‘We’re very concerned that women are failing to prioritise their health by not getting their blood pressure and cholesterol checked by a doctor.’

One in three adult women have high cholesterol, but 90 per cent of those women don’t know it. One in four women over the age of 35 have high blood pressure but two thirds who do don’t know it.

‘There are often no signs or symptoms associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol which is why women can overlook it. However it is vital that women know their blood pressure and cholesterol levels so that they are armed to take steps to reduce them if they are too high’” Ms Mitchell said.

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  1. this news is total rubbish , you do not die from high cholesterol !! you die from low cholesterol !! who wrote this , . OH no name wrote it . more main steam propaganda !! I have to add my name to my blog . but Echo writers hid their name .. come on man up who wrote this …!!


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