Heart-smart as kids

Dr. Matthias Friedrich

Dr. Matthias Friedrich, Director of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s Stephenson CMR Centre, spoke with Metro Calgary about educating kids on health.


Unfortunately, Dr. Matthias Friedrich says there’s also too much salt on our plates, and it’s getting into the heart arteries of people as young as 12.

“Obesity is increasing dramatically in our society, especially at a young age,” Friedrich said. He works in cardiac sciences in the faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary.

He said that heart problems aren’t as big a concern in the minds of young people as they should be, as it is the leading cause of death in Canada.

To read the rest of the article, visit Metro News.



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