The community health task force hosted a free presentation on heart disease and diabetes at the Bay County Library Thursday afternoon.
Dr. Merfat Hassan discussed risk factors that contribute to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
She believes that healthy lifestyle modifications are the most effective weapon against heart disease and diabetes.
"It's much more effective than the medication as a way to prevent the disease and as a way to maintain a healthy life, even when you have the disease says Dr. Hassan."
The community task force meets every third Thursday at the Bay County Library.
For more info you can call Connie Kelly at 872-4455 extension 1344 or visit their website at www.healthtaskforce.org.