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His and hers heart disease

Updated: September 01, 2009

Mounting evidence makes a case for a gender-based approach to heart disease.

It's often been said that matters of the heart affect men and women differently. However, medical research isn't focusing on who hails from Mars and who from Venus, but on gender distinctions in earthly anatomy and physiology and their influence on heart disease.

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