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Date:11/19/2013

olombia, the program has also been implemented in Spain, where we have expanded our reach to 20,000 more children," says Dr. Fuster. "Additional countries are now joining in the implementation of this vital childhood intervention allowing for increased education about the benefits of a heart-healthy lifestyle to better protect our world's tiniest hearts."

"Cardiovascular health promotion should be started as early as possible and be integrated into all aspects of a child's life, including family and school," says Jaime Cspedes, MD, study co-author and director of the Pediatric Hospital at the Cardioinfantil Foundation Institute of Cardiology in Bogot, Colombia, who presented the study's findings at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2013.

In addition, Colombia researchers are developing an intervention targeted at children in rural preschools and another aimed at those in the elementary grades.


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