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According to the American Heart Association, heart disease causes one in three deaths each year, making it the number one killer of women - affecting women at any age and at any time.
Most women don't realize their risk factors for heart disease can be different than those for men. Age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and family history are certainly known risk factors, but there are also other unique factors specific to women. Following menopause, risk for heart disease statistically equalizes, but these unique factors are identified:
There are things you can do in your everyday life to reduce your risk for heart disease and heart attack. Lifestyle changes that make a big difference include:
Visit our Classes and Events page for a current list of lifestyle and self-improvement classes available to the community.