Dr. Debra Krummel discusses cardiovascular risk factors that have a greater impact on women, as well as the vicious cycle of obesity in women and the next generation. She describes recent research concerning the effects of maternal obesity on the baby. Dr. Krummel discusses a three-step program for the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Krummel is a nationally recognized expert on cardiovascular health. She is an Endowed Associate Professor and Millennium Scholar in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.