Bay Area Ranks Third On Heart Friendly Cities For Women

heartThe American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women and The Best Places group did a study to find the most heart friendly cities for women. The Bay Area came in third in the study with Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area first and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC area second.

The study used the 200 most populous metropolitan areas. Some of the selection factors in the study included: cardiac mortality rates; physician diagnoses of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol; smoking cigarettes; alcohol use; healthy eating; exercise; among other factors.

Go Red For Women conducted this study to help women better understand how personal health and environmental risk factors influence heart disease.

The Go Red For Women site points out these heart health statistics:

  • One in three adult women has one or more forms of cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 460,000 women per year, approximately one woman per minute.
  • More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, including cancer.

For more information about Go Red For Women, the study, metro area rankings, heart healthy tips, and more check here.

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