Friday, January 22, 2010

Test Your Heart Smarts

Think you know everything you need to know about your heart? Take this short quiz below to see how many you get right.
1. A woman’s risk of dying from heart disease is:
a) 1 in 3
b) 1 in 5
c) 1 in 25
2. Heart attack signs may include nausea and back pain
3. To lower triglyceride levels, cut back on:
a) alcohol
b) pasta and bread
c) both a & b
d) none of the above
1. a) One in three women will die of heart disease, making it the number one cause of death in women.
2. True. While chest pain is still the most common sign, many women experience other heart attack symptoms, including nausea and
back pain.
3. c) Limiting alcohol and refined carbs like white bread and regular pasta are great ways to lower triglycerides, a type of blood fat linked to heart disease.

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