Women and Cardiovascular Disease

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Do you know 3 women? Of course you do! The sad statistical fact is, the chances are likely one of them has or will contract some form of cardiovascular disease. Knowledge is your best weapon in prevention.

One in three women over the age of twenty has some form of cardiovascular disease. Although risk rises in middle age, it strikes younger women as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the third most common cause of death among women 25 to 44 years old and two-thirds of women who have heart attacks never fully recover.

As with all things heart related, healthy diet and weight are the most important factors in minimizing risk. To learn more about health and women, visit the statistical information page of PhRMA.

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