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June 12, 2021

Connection Between Obesity and Cardiovascular Health & What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors
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Connection Between Obesity and Cardiovascular Health & What You Need to Know About Brain Tumors
Even if your weight is close to the normal range, can a pot belly increase your risk of heart disease? This week, we'll talk to Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA, chair of the American Heart Association's writing committee and chief of the Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health, one of the authors of a Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, that shines the spotlight on the connection between obesity and cardiovascular health.

Then, over 84,000 Americans will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis this year. On this week's Mayo Clinic Q&A segment, Dr. Alyx Porter, co-chair of the Central Nervous System Tumor Disease Group at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, will discuss the various types of brain tumors and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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