Dec 08

Women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

The American Heart Association states that more US females die each year from cardiovascular disease than the top four cancers combined!  The movement to increase awareness of breast cancer has justifiably succeeded in bringing attention to that devastating illness, but the reality is that more women die from heart-related disease than cancer.  The risk of cardiovascular disease can be lowered by effecting a more-healthy lifestyle; regular exercise, a well-rounded, nutritional diet, and not smoking, as well as appropriate medical monitoring.