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We've -- on the health care -- now February is American heart health month a time to create awareness about heart disease and it's -- really serious condition that really affects.
More women than men in fact one in three women one in three.
Well die from heart disease.
In fact it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined one woman died from heart disease in this country.
Every minute when you look at the statistics is just incredible joining us now doctor Kevin Campbell.
Are practicing cardiologist and assistant professor at UNC's department of medicine since at statistics really -- Are something doctor and then the next question because you know what can we do you.
To make sure that we have healthier heart gives stakes -- done.
In England Scotland tens of thousands of people all vegetarians.
Right or they were looking at a vegetarian diet -- and if you're a vegetarian.
We have 30%.
To be hospitalized for heart disease says is that I mean it won't take a look at the statistics that we shot the vegetarians and it's -- past hearts and things.
I think that's one piece of the puzzle we know that women are under treated and underserved we know that more women.
Than men die of heart disease -- I hear that by the way -- women so much more likely.
I think that women typically.
Don't present with heart disease because they.
Take care of husbands and children and they put their own needs behind the needs of their family.
And often we see that they deny symptoms another interesting point is that their symptoms are quite different in women than in men in many cases.
So let's get to that in a moment -- When it comes the vegetarian that that you study is that something it's easy thing we can understand -- gonna Peter -- latest have a gonna plan a for the next year.
It is being more budgetary does that really help.
It certainly does -- we know that red meat can raise cholesterol cause higher blood pressures.
I healthy diet full of vegetables and that sort of thing does make a difference it can increase your good cholesterol decrease your bad cholesterol -- Really everything in moderation you need a balanced diet.
In exercise is a piece of the puzzle you're not a vegetarian near him -- air freighter as rock -- and I'm -- I have to admit I do eat some red.
He -- it Fiat get everything in moderation let's go back this sentence because when I was looking at -- before he got over here -- the segment.
On the computer -- cross says the latest now from the CDC about the flow.
Flu is still an elevated levels and then you look at the sentence from women.
It's when it comes heart disease is very much like the -- of the -- to feel a little not rush says he might have some aches and pains.
That -- it includes how would you know to Harvard.
I think it's all about being informed in empowering women to take care of their own cardiovascular health.
You need to know what your risks are you need to know the risk factors for cart cardiac disease.
So if you know the risk factors and you have these odd symptoms you can take division I -- say if I had the flu.
I don't feel well I'm still not feeling great -- is that got back to meet it really set my doctor listen I think we should -- we just -- -- aren't we take a lesson is that is that all it would take.
I think you have to find a physician that you can communicate with that you can partner with an engaging your own health care with.
If you have a physician that you aren't able to do that with I think you need to find a different position but yes you need to.
-- -- -- -- -- Cook question for you there's -- -- and if not really related to her disease but it was about teenagers in energy drinks.
And hasn't -- big for all of us right now caffeine you -- these that these extra supplements you can drink make you feel better getting more energy and how does that figure into this this whole thing about heart disease and -- house.
Very important question we know that these energy drinks can be very detrimental in patients who do you have.
Cardiac disease whether they know it or not it can precipitate heart attacks strokes and calls really large spikes in blood pressure in children.
He can -- sleep disturbances he can actually.
Worse than ADHD and things like that it can change news.
Is very very dangerous in children as well so that's something definitely tabloid as you -- -- nice read by the way and I think peered into the -- and out.
Appreciate adding -- that doctor cam lets -- -- thank you for having me today camp John.
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