Latinas At Increased Risk For Heart Disease
At the launch of National Women’s Health Week, findings from the recent nationwide Heart of Style Tour, a partnership between WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores reveal that Hispanic-American women were found to be physically inactive and have body mass index (BMI) in the obese range – both leading risk factors for heart disease.
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The Heart of Style Tour was part of Burlington’s third annual Red Dress Event held February 1-March 31 in all Burlington locations where millions of customers made generous donations to help fund women’s heart health education through WomenHeart, resulting in a $1.4 million donation to the organization. Burlington also donated $25,000 to support the cause.
Key findings from Hispanic-American women who completed the Tour health screening questionnaire (53% of respondents) reinforce that Hispanic-American women have an elevated risk for heart disease, supporting the need to further awareness among this population.