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Dr. Rovenia Brock Brings Secrets of Living Healthy to Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Circle of Promise
Date:3/25/2008

Renowned Nutritionist Helps African American Community Get Fit and Fabulous

to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

DALLAS, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Nutrition Month(R), Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Circle of Promise campaign has teamed with Dr. Rovenia ("Dr. Ro") Brock, renowned African American nutritionist, to help educate African Americans about healthy living to help lower their risk of breast cancer. In the coming months, Dr. Ro will share her insight on how to nourish their minds, bodies and sprits.

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"I've had the privilege to travel the country and share personal stories about health and nutrition with the African American community. It's my mission in life to help place real health solutions in front of the world," said Dr. Ro, Circle of Promise ambassador. "I'm excited to be part of this national network. The Circle of Promise is helping African Americans become fortified by what they are able to do for themselves and for others."

African American women have the highest death rate and poorest survival rate for breast cancer of any other racial or ethnic group. While no food or diet can prevent women from getting breast cancer, some foods and healthy habits can make your body the healthiest it can be and help lower your risk. Dr. Ro and the Circle of Promise recommend the following tips to beginning a healthier life:

-- Decide you want to make a change. Like any goal in life, healthy

living takes sacrifice and commitment.

-- Assess your health status. Do you need to eat healthier or become more

active?

-- Decide on your long-term goals.

-- Keep a journal of your experiences.

-- Enlist family and close friends to help you. Having a support system

makes it easier to sta
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