Heart disease and stroke are Canada's leading cause of death, so it's important to understand how to prevent these serious illnesses that will impact the lives of almost 70% of Canadians in some way. A great place to start is to learn to identify and control your risk factors - and the Heart and Stroke Foundation can help. While you can't control your age, family history, gender or ethnicity, there are many other risk factors - obesity, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol - that you can control. Talk to your healthcare professional and use this booklet to help guide you towards a heart-healthier life.
To order copies of the brochure "Taking Control: Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke" in, English, French, Chinese (traditional character set), Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu, please call the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario at 1-888-HSF-INFO (1-888-473-4636).