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Heart disease on the rise among young women

The incidence of heart disease among women between the ages of 29-45 is on the rise, The New York Times reports. Though it is commonly thought that heart disease primarily afflicts men, just as many women suffer from complications of the heart. In fact, more women in the United States die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined. Smoking, drug use, obesity (particularly excess fat concentrated in the stomach area), diabetes, stress are some of the many factors that might put a woman at coronary risk. The good news? Heart disease can be prevented through diet, exercise, and maintaining “a positive outlook on life.”

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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