Health and fitness briefs, March 19

Health and fitness briefs
Modified: March 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm •  Published: March 19, 2013
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Events

Hispanic Health Fair nears

The Integris Health Hispanic Initiative and the Oklahoma City Red Cross will hold the 25th annual Hispanic Health Fair. The fair is in memory of Maria Aymat.

The fair will offer various health screenings as well as information and resources on health and wellness.

The free health fair is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Crossroads Mall, 7000 Crossroads Blvd.

Reservations are required for all cancer screenings. For more information and reservations, call 921-2277. For Spanish, press 2.

Research

Green tea, coffee may lower stroke risk

Recent research indicates green tea and coffee may help lower the risk of having a stroke.

This was especially true when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

“This is the first large-scale study to examine the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks,” said Yoshihiro Kokubo, M.D., lead author of the study at Japan's National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, in a release from the American Heart Association.

“You may make a small but positive lifestyle change to help lower the risk of stroke by adding daily green tea to your diet.”



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