Preventing heart disease in New York City children and their caregivers

16 julio 2014

The promotion of cardiovascular health among high-risk New York City children, and their parents, living in Harlem and the Bronx is the focus of new work. Almost one-third of adults and children in the United States are obese, with the highest rates affecting the Hispanic and African-American communities in New York City and elsewhere. The new programs take a family-centric approach to reduce obesity and prevent heart disease by concentrating on behavior, environment, and genetics.