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(From The Northern Echo)
Byline: CHRIS BRAYSHAY
MIDDLESBROUGH Football Club is hoping to help improve the area's poor record of deaths from heart disease.
A healthy living message is to be taught to hundreds of children on Teesside, where the combined death rate from heart disease, cancers and strokes is 15 per cent above the national average.
The Premiership club is behind a GBP220,000 Fit Through Football programme, which encourages youngsters to increase physical exercise and improve their diet.
It is being funded by the Football Foundation and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
The programme is being introduced in …