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March 2017 Issue

Heart Disease Is a Woman’s Disease

Lifestyle can help protect you from the number one killer of women.

In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persists. An American Heart Association survey found that fewer than one-half of American women are aware that heart disease is their leading killer. The reality is quite different—coronary heart disease (CHD) is the #1 killer of both men and women in this country.

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