Heart disease is often regarded as a problem that a person is born with, or something that eventually happens in older adults. Non-modifiable risk factors like advancing age and family history are not the only reasons for heart disease. In fact, 80 per cent of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease could be avoided if modifiable risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes and raised lipids are addressed.
BRAC VO member Rabeya (center) , as photographed by one of our Duke University interns. We’re thrilled to announce that the myBRAC website is now online! Last summer, nine students from Duke University traveled to Bangladesh to see BRAC's multitude of poverty alleviation programs in action.