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Dr. Robert Bensley
Dr. Marianne Frauenknecht
In the United States, heart disease is currently the number one cause of death in the adult population (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1991). Unlike many of the major causes of death, heart disease is largely preventable through changes in health related behaviors. Although a portion of heart disease risk is attributed to genetics, the primary cause of heart disease development lies in the eating habits, exercise behaviors, and smoking habits of the individual.
Klein, Elizabeth, "Personal Interviews vs. Awareness: A Health Promotion Program for Behavior Change" (1995). Honors Theses. 1111.
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