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Scottish heart health push

Scottish heart health push

Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has launched a British Heart Foundation project offering people in Scotland a free lifestyle check.

Cardiac nurses will be on hand to give advice on healthy eating and losing weight to shoppers at supermarkets in the three-month roadshow, which will visit Edinburgh, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

After filling out a health lifestyle questionnaire, visitors will discuss their results with a heart health adviser.

Heart and circulatory disease is the biggest killer in Scotland - accounting for a third of all deaths - and Ms Sturgeon said: "Tackling heart disease is a national clinical priority for Scotland."

Claire Fraser, of the BHF in Scotland, said: "The roadshow is the perfect chance for people interested in their health to come along to a really friendly, informal setting, and find out more about how they can improve their lifestyle to lower their risk of developing heart disease in the future."

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