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WVXU: New heart program from UC scientist is keeping South Asians across U.S. healthy

Red Saree reaches community with outreach and education

Research shows South Asians are four times more likely to develop heart disease than the rest of the population. One University of Cincinnati scientist is moving beyond genetics to talk about risk and prevention. In the midst of collecting saliva for one of his studies, Satkthivel Sadayappan, PhD, professor and director of heart research in the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, realized the South Asian community needed a greater awareness of its risk for heart disease, and a list of preventative measures to save lives.

The solution? Red Saree an awareness campaign he started in Cincinnati in 2018 and it is now spreading across the country. Chapters include Boston, San Francisco, Detroit and Chicago.

Hear Dr. Sadayappan’s interview on WVXU

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