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About physical activity and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In this issue we look at the causes of CVDs, the role exercise can play in preventing CVDs ,and how the expert advice of your physiotherapist can help.

All the best,

The South African Society of Physiotherapy

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

Information from the World Health Organization and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

The content of this communique is for information and educational purposes only. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) has attempted to provide recent and accurate information at the time of publication. The SASP does not assume liability for the use of information contained in this communique. It also does not replace, nor should it be considered an alternative, to a medical consultation.  Copyright SASP. All rights reserved.
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