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Many Women (and Docs) Are in the Dark on No. 1 Killer ― Heart Disease

Marzo 30, 2017 Food

Can you name the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.? Nearly half of women can’t, a new study finds — and that’s a problem, researchers say.

The answer is heart disease. But 45 percent of women in the new study were unaware that this condition is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

About 400,000 women in the U.S. died from heart disease in 2016 — a number that’s higher than deaths in women from all types of cancer combined, according to the study, published today (June 22) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [Heart of the Matter: 7 Things to Know About Your Ticker]