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Men vs. Women: Heart Disease






It is never too early to understand the ways of the heart and I am not talking about love. Here's a question for you to see how much you know about the implications of heart disease for women.

True or False: More women than men die of heart disease each year in the United States.

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The answer is: TRUE

Despite many women's fear of breast cancer, heart disease is actually the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. In 2002, heart disease claimed the lives of 358,014 women, compared with 340,933 men. Each year about 88,000 women ages 45 to 64 have a heart attack, and about 372,000 women age 65 and older have one. Women are more likely than men to die within a few weeks of a heart attack. Leading a healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of heart disease, whether you're male or female. You are never too young to start taking care of your heart!!!

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AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 8 years
This is really good to know. Heart problems run in my family and I need to pay special attention to this sort of thing.
wiggle wiggle 8 years
Wow!!! I am so much more afraid of breast cancer than heart disease. But, it seems like younger women are dying or are getting diagnosed with thebreast cancer.
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