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Metamucil(R), WomenHeart and 'Desperate Housewives' Star Brenda Strong Partner to Encourage 100,000 Women to Lower Their Cholesterol
Date:2/11/2009

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  • "With heart disease directly impacting the lives of my loved ones, my personal connection to heart disease led me to become a part of the "Beautify Your Heart" program. In order for women to understand their risk, they must get a cholesterol screening and know their number," says Brenda Strong. "Metamucil and WomenHeart have come together to provide women with tools and resources to help them lower their cholesterol and live a heart healthy lifestyle. I successfully lowered my cholesterol by taking Metamucil and want to encourage other women to try and do the same."

    The new "Beautify Your Heart survey revealed that:

    • Sixty percent of women surveyed did not know what their cholesterol number is
    • Thirty-seven percent of women have not had their cholesterol checked in the past year
    • A vast majority of women 25 to 34 years old (seventy-eight percent) said they do not believe they are at risk for heart disease
    • Forty-four percent of women 25 to 34 years old said they think breast cancer is a bigger threat to them than heart disease

    The survey also indicated many women are unaware that fiber can help beautify their hearts. "Fiber plays an important role in helping to lower cholesterol," says Dr. Pamela Marcovitz, Director of the Ministrelli Women's Heart Center in Royal Oak, Michigan. "By increasing their fiber intake, exercising daily and eating a nutritious diet, most women can achieve a heart healthy lifestyle."

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    SOURCE Procter & Gamble
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