In a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute of Public Opinion, out of 501 women fifty years of age or older who were asked which disease they thought was the number one killer, 65 percent said it was cancer. They were wrong.
The correct answer is heart disease. Only 15 percent, it turns out, have a healthy heart, and this is not at all surprising. Until recently, heart disease was always looked upon as a "disease that kills men."
According to the American Heart Association, 247,000 of the more than 520,000 annual deaths from heart attacks, i.e. 47 percent, are women. And over 90,000 women die every year from heart attacks. Every ninth woman aged 45 to 64 years has some kind of cardiovascular disease; and after 65 years, every third.
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