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Peggy Fleming, American Icon and Dr. Robert Barry
Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is a health issue that has personally impacted world renowned Figure Skater, Peggy Fleming. An estimated 44 million American women live with or are at risk of heart disease. Fleming believes it is important for people to be aware of the disease, know their family history and cholesterol levels and see their physician every year. As a result, she partnered with Kaneka Nutrients to raise awareness about heart disease and healthy lifestyles.
Peggy Fleming, American Figure Skater and Health Advocate - Figure skater Peggy Fleming is an Olympic medalist and an American icon. During her career, she earned five consecutive United States titles from 1964 – 1968, three world titles from 1966 – 1968 and an Olympic Gold in 1968 in Grenoble, France. After a long and successful career in figure skating, Fleming became an on-air analyst in 1981 for ABC Sports and provided knowledgeable commentary at national, world and Olympic competitions. In 1999, Fleming was honored as an elite group of seven named “Athletes Who Changed the Game” at The Sports Illustrated 20th Century Awards. As an athlete, Fleming learned to practice a healthy lifestyle that still benefits her to this day. She maintains a balance in her life by eating well, exercising often, taking supplements and going to the doctor for check-ups regularly. Athletics taught her this balance and, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 1998, Fleming became interested in sharing her knowledge and raising awareness about health issues. Robert J. Barry, Ph.D. - Robert J. Barry, Ph.D., Scientific Affairs, Research and New Product Development, Kaneka Nutrients, L.P., United States. Dr. Barry focuses on clinical research development and collaboration and on the development of the technical, business and commercial translation of products and technology for Kaneka Nutrients.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva