Heart disease is still the top killer in Utah and across the nation for both men and women. And obesity is listed as the leading risk factor for heart disease.

The American Heart Association's Slim for Life 10-week program to teach people a healthier lifestyle will start a new session, one hour a week, starting the week of Jan. 4. The classes, available in 12 locations in Salt Lake County alone, will also be offered in Davis, Tooele, Utah and Weber counties.Cost is $65 ($60 if registered before Dec. 28). For information, call 484-3838 or 1-800-242-8721.