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Females Possess Same Risk for Heart Disease as Males

A post in The NY Time’s Well blog reports that while heart disease is typically thought of as a disease affecting mainly the male population, it affects just as many women, though it typically develops around 10 years later than it does in men. So many women worry themselves about cancer, but according to the CDC, only half realize that heart disease is the top cause of death and that more women die from cardiovascular causes than all forms of cancer combined. Experts say that incidences of heart disease in females is rising slowly, possibly due to stress, smoking, obesity or diabetes. While many treatment options exist for women with heart issues, little is being done with regard to prevention, and experts say that doctors should emphasize the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle in order to help these women lead longer, healthier lives.

Read the blog post here.