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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Recognizes National Cholesterol Education Month

Sep 26, 2016

Beatty Recognizes National Cholesterol Education Month

September serves as National Cholesterol Education Month, a month-long initiative to improve awareness around healthy cholesterol levels, especially as it relates to heart health, heart disease and stroke. As a stroke survivor and dedicated heart health advocate, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women, and high cholesterol is a major risk factor.” Beatty said. “That is why informing all Americans on how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels is critical. Most importantly, people need to have a balanced diet, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, and go to the doctor regularly.”

In May 2016, The Ohio State University (OSU) teamed up with the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) to fight women’s heart disease among young women, whose rates of heart disease are increasing the fastest. To accomplish this goal, OSU and WHA officials are screening and educating college-aged women to inform them about heart disease risk factors and prevention methods, and are working with Beatty to expand outreach efforts so that all women better understand heart disease.

For more information on the OSU-WHA partnership, read The Ohio State University’s website and the Women’s Heart Alliance’s joint press release, and to learn more about National Cholesterol Education Month, please visit Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.