Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Knowing your risk will give you the power to prevent a heart attack.

Coronary artery disease (CAD), the disease that leads to heart attack, used to be considered a mans disease. Thats because estrogen helps prevent CAD, making heart attacks unusual in younger women. But after menopause, when estrogen levels decline, the risk of CAD quickly accelerates. By age 70, a womans risk of heart attack is equal to a mans.
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