Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Have A Heart: Get Your Cholesterol Checked

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you have a heart, then you really should go get your cholesterol checked.

According to a recent study, 87 percent of people are somewhat concerned that they may develop heart disease in their lifetime.

That’s because 65 percent of adults report one or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease including a family history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, or obesity.

Despite this, 37 percent of adults haven’t had their cholesterol checked in the last year and 52 percent don’t exercise regularly.

About 21 percent of adults cite lack of health insurance as a barrier to getting screened, but thanks to Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts program, there’s no more excuses.

Now through January 31, 2010, for every code entered at, Cheerios will donate $1, up to $200,000, to raise awareness for heart disease and provide free cholesterol screenings for women in need. The codes are on specially marked boxes of the heart-friendly cereal.

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