According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute the  number one cause of female death is heart disease  with 365...
The Top 5 Killers of Women: <ul><li>Heart Disease with  365,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke with  100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>L...
FACTS from the American Heart Association: <ul><li>Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of    women, more than deaths from br...
<ul><li>38 percent of women compared   with 25 percent of men will die    within one year after a heart attack.   </li></u...
<ul><li>Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills    nearly half a million women a year,    about one per minute.  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Stroke is the No. 2 cause of    death for American women and    is a leading cause of serious,    long-term disabi...
Tips to reduce the risk of heart disease: <ul><li>Maintain a desirable weight.    Keep body mass index (BMI)    below 25 a...
<ul><li>Exercise for 30 minutes on    most days of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t smoke; if you do try to    quit </li><...
<ul><li>Eat a balanced diet:   Fruits, vegetables,   cereal and grain    products, fat-free and    low-fat dairy products,...
<ul><li>Maintain a total cholesterol    level under 200 and an HDL   level of 50 or higher   </li></ul><ul><li>Control you...
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Breast Cancer is Not The No.1 Killer of Women as Women feared most!

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For decades heart disease and heart attacks have been viewed as a man's illness. Most women tend to ignore symptoms because they don't consider heart disease a significant, personal health threat. They mistakenly perceive breast cancer as their biggest enemy, according to a study by the American Heart Association. The truth is heart disease kills more than 500,000 American women annually, compared with about 267,000 from all kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. Despite of the fact, women seek emergency medical help later than men when symptoms occur, raising the chance of dying or having major damage from a heart attack or stroke

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  • Women are more aware of their risk for heart disease now than in the past. The percent of women who most fear heart disease has nearly doubled since 2002, representing a growth in awareness that heart disease is not solely a disease of men.
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Breast Cancer is Not The No.1 Killer of Women as Women feared most!

  1. 2. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute the number one cause of female death is heart disease with 365,000 deaths not breast cancer as being feared the most by all women.
  2. 3. The Top 5 Killers of Women: <ul><li>Heart Disease with 365,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Stroke with 100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Lung Cancer with 68,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with 64,000 , and </li></ul><ul><li>Breast Cancer with 42,000 </li></ul>
  3. 4. FACTS from the American Heart Association: <ul><li>Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, more than deaths from breast cancer and lung cancer combined </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 29 women dies of breast cancer. About 1 in 2.4 women dies of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>38 percent of women compared with 25 percent of men will die within one year after a heart attack. </li></ul><ul><li>Of all deaths from cardiovascular disease in the U.S., more than 53 percent occur in women. </li></ul><ul><li>Although heart disease strikes postmenopausal women most often, it also kills 10,000 U.S. women under age 50 each year </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills nearly half a million women a year, about one per minute. </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 5 women has some form of cardiovascular disease. </li></ul><ul><li>One in four females and one in four males in the United States suffers from a form of CVD </li></ul><ul><li>64% percent of women who died suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death for American women and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. </li></ul><ul><li>Black and Hispanic women have higher risk factors than white women of comparable socioeconomic status. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 13 percent of women believe heart disease and stroke are the greatest health threat to women. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Tips to reduce the risk of heart disease: <ul><li>Maintain a desirable weight. Keep body mass index (BMI) below 25 and waistline less than 35 inches. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t smoke; if you do try to quit </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Eat a balanced diet: Fruits, vegetables, cereal and grain products, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, nuts, fish, poultry and lean meat </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Maintain a total cholesterol level under 200 and an HDL level of 50 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Control your blood pressure , ideally below 120/80 </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule regular medical check ups with your doctor </li></ul>
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