Ounces of prevention? Women -- go for more!

Ounces of prevention? Women — go for more!

Heart disease is harder on women, making prevention efforts extra important for them at all ages.

Fifty years ago, articles on women and heart disease focused mainly on how to take care of a husband after a heart attack. Today, it should be the other way around. More women than men die of heart disease, and it is the leading cause of death among women. It far outstrips breast cancer — 1 in 2 women die of heart disease, compared with 1 in 12 of breast cancer.

Heart disease and stroke are more deadly and debilitating for women than men. The heap of studies demonstrating differences between the sexes in treating, surviving, and living with cardiovascular conditions is growing into a small mountain. Compared with men, women are

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