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Special to the Times-Record
Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cholesterol and You, a 1-1/2 hour class sponsored by Barnes ON THE MOVE, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 7, in the Valley City Public School Administration Building, 460 Central Avenue North in Valley City. Everyone is welcome.
The class is free for ON THE MOVE members, $6 for non-members with scholarships available.
Dr. Misty Anderson, internist at Sanford Health, will discuss how hypertension and diabetes are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. She will also discuss the symptoms of heart disease, the value of prevention and various treatments. There will be time for questions for Anderson.
Sharon Buhr, licensed registered dietitian at Sanford Health and director of the Young Peopleâ€™s Healthy Heart Program at Mercy Hospital will talk about the role of fat, sodium, fish, omega 3 fatty acids and a plant based diet in the prevention of heart disease.
It is often stated that hypertension is a disease that people automatically get as they age. â€śBut this is not true,â€ť said Anderson; â€śby eating healthy and exercising hypertension can be prevented.â€ť
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Various foods such as Promiseâ€™s Activ margarine, which is being sold to reduce cholesterol, will be available to taste. Other healthy heart food samples will also be served.
In addition, all class participants will receive Healthy Heart recipes and menus.
â€śA healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. Itâ€™s not as hard as you may think,â€ť said Buhr. â€śIn America we have the knowledge to decrease hypertension, heart disease and stroke, but we need to help everyone learn the steps to make healthy changes in their own personal food choices.â€ť
For more information or to register for the Nutrition, Heart Disease, Cholesterol and You class, phone Mercy Hospital at 845-6456.