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This week in heart and brain health

Follow our regular roundup to keep up with the latest health headlines.

Top stories include:

Women who become pregnant over age 40 could face higher lifetime risk of heart disease.

The price hike on fresh fruits and vegetables has left more Canadians food insecure with nearly 4 million Canadians unable to regularly afford nutritious food.  

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians live shorter lives than average Canadians but positive lifestyle choices could add healthy years.

Strokes in younger people are on the rise but recognizing the signs could change the outcome.

Research shows that although South Asians may carry a genetic risk for heart disease and diabetes, eating well and moving more can go a long way toward improving health.  

HSF supports recommendations from Senate report to tax  sugary beverages and ban food advertising that targets children.


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