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Ounces of prevention? Women -- go for more!

March 09, 2014

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.

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