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Healthy Heart Summit coming to Charleston, WV Oct. 27

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Healthy hearts can be obtained by eating more seafood.

That’s the message the Charleston, WV coalition of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership will propose during a half-day program beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 in the auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center's Charleston campus, located at 3110 MacCorkle Ave., S.E.

Local, state and community leaders, will join federal representatives and a local cardiologist to participate in a discussion of the importance of heart health and eating at least two servings of seafood per week, as recommended by the USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines. 

Charleston, WV was chosen as one of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership markets in an attempt to educate its citizens about the health benefits of seafood and how to include it more frequently into daily meals.

According to the SNP, West Virginia has the fourth-highest rate of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and heart disease is the No. 1 killer in West Virginia while stroke is the state's No. 5 killer.

“Seafood can literally save your life,” the SNP stated in a news release. “It is estimated 50,000 people could avoid stroke or heart disease each year by eating seafood as recommended. Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related disease by 17 percent.”

Among the Oct. 27 scheduled speakers are: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Linda Cornish, executive director, Seafood Nutrition Partnership; Tom Brenna, Ph.D., SNP Board Member, Cornell University professor and USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee member; Bruce W. Adkins, director of the Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health; Tania Babar, M.D., CAMC Cardiologist and SNP Science Adviser; and Andrew Richardson, Charleston City Council member.

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood.

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