What women need to know about heart disease

Published On: Dec 20 2012 12:03:54 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 03 2013 08:59:35 PM CST
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By Barbara Floria, Pure Matters

Many women are unaware that heart disease is a bigger health threat to them than breast cancer. Several factors increase women's risk for heart disease. Some of the factors can be avoided, but some can't. And the more risks a woman has, the greater the chance she may develop the disease.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), these risk factors can't be changed:

Making changes

These are risk factors for heart disease that can be changed:

Ask your doctor about the risks specific to women and to you so that you can take lifesaving preventive measures.

Source: http://resources.purematters.com/prevention/heart-disease/what-women-need-to-know-about-heart-disease