Twenty-two percent of women in their twenties have high cholesterol, which -- even at that age -- increases the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.
An easy way to help lower cholesterol is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, which are cholesterol-free, naturally low in calories, and (in most cases) filled with healthy fiber.
To put yourself in the mood for a juicy apple or vine-ripened tomato, throw on this bright red dress -- it's also perfect for the office and flattering for nearly every body type.
Why are we promoting a happy heart? It's on trend of course! This month, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will host its annual star-studded Red Dress Collection runway show during New York Fashion Week. The Heart Truth initiative, as it is known, aims to inform women about the risk of heart disease.
Be sure to check back regularly for exclusive news, coverage, and tidbits pertaining to the glam fashion show taking place on February 11th as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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Heart Truth Fashion Show 2009
See the celebs who walked the runway at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2009 fashion show.
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