Many women are far more concerned about the possibility that they will develop breast cancer than heart disease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer does. What’s more, many women are unaware of the fact that they are at risk
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Many women are far more concerned about the possibility that they will develop breast cancer than heart dis-ease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer does. What’s more, many women are unaware of the fact that they are at risk
The statistics about women and heart health are staggering: Approximately 60,000 more women than men will die from cardiovascular disease, and females account for more than three of every five deaths from stroke.
During the past two decades, myocardial infarction (MI) prevalence has increased among midlife women, while declining among similarly
In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persists. An American Heart Association survey found that fewer than one-half of American women are aware that heart disease is their leading
Depression associated with higher incidence of heart attack
Women age 55 and younger may be twice as likely as men to have a heart attack if they also suffer from depression. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (June 18, 2014) suggests that depression may be a
Many women are surprised to learn that their most serious health threat is not breast cancer, but heart attack. Clogged arteries are the leading killer of women in the U.S. And while the number of overall deaths from heart disease has declined for 40 years, the rate among women ages
What would happen if you were to replace one serving of a sugary drink per day with water or unsweetened tea or coffee?
You would lower your risk of developing diabetes by up to 25 percent, according to a study published April 30, 2015 in the European journal Diabetologia.
That’s not all.
Here’s a surprising health fact: More women than men die of cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) each year in the U.S. Even more troubling is that four out of five physicians don’t realize that fact. To drive the point home and get the word out, the American Heart Association
A decades-old theory’the glycemic index?is still rattling around, despite the fact that critics contend it can never be of practical use.
Men are hit harder than women by the country’s top killers—heart disease and cancer. They’re also on the losing end of the longevity gap. On average, women outlive men by seven years. Diet