Cal State L.A. will unveil a new project Monday aimed at preventing heart disease in young women who are not generally perceived to be at high risk of cardiovascular illness.
The campus is joining with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and the Women's Heart Alliance, which cite recent data showing that risk factors are increasing for college-going women, especially for young African Americans and Latinas. Overall, heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women, killing 400,000 annually.
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7:22 a.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that one of the groups joining with Cal State...