In a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute of Public Opinion, out of 501 women fifty years and older who were asked what disease they thought was the number one killer, 65 percent responded that it was cancer. They were wrong.
The correct answer is heart disease. Only 15 percent, it turns out, a healthy heart, and this is not at all surprising. Until recently, heart disease has always been looked upon as “a disease that kills men.”
According to the American Heart Association, 247,000 of more than 520,000 annual deaths from heart attacks — that is, 47 percent are women. And over 90,000 women die of heart attacks each year. Every ninth woman between the ages of 45 and 64 has some cardiovascular disease; and after 65 every third.
- Shameless inattention
- Women, stress and heart disease
- The emergence of the myth
- You make it all up
- Women are the first to drop out of the game.
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- How to prevent heart disease
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