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Women Outnumber Men in Heart Health Battle

By BWCC Member Linda Penkala, LMT

The wish of many women would be to have more than 50% of U.S. companies with women as their CEOs, or to have a higher number of women as presidents of universities.

But the fact today is that women have surpassed men in a negative category: According to the World Health Organization and the United Nations, the number of women who have died from cardiovascular disease has surpassed the number of men who have died from the health issue, and it happened way back in 2003.

Heart disease was virtually unheard of 150 years ago; but today, it is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., killing more women than all forms of cancer, chronic lung disease, AIDS and diabetes combined, according to Dr. Robert Willix, Jr., founder and CEO of Enlightened Living Medicine, West Palm Beach, Fla.

One in four women dies of heart disease, while one in 30 women die of breast cancer; and within six years of having a heart attack, 46% of women will die.

Read the full article at The Business Monthly.


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