• Consumer Health: Heart disease risk factors for women

a smiling middle-aged woman, with her arms crossed, leaning on a railingHeart disease in women: Understand your risks
Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S. Although several traditional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity, affect everyone, other factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease in women. Becoming aware of the symptoms and risks unique to women, as well as eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising, can help you protect yourself. Here's what you need to know.


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