Don’t Ignore Your Heart! Take Care of You!!
Of the women who died in 2008, one in four women dies from heart disease. It’s the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age.
Number of Deaths* – Heart Disease, 305,630
Number of Deaths* – Stroke, 80,620
Number of Deaths* – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 71,760
Number of Deaths* – Lung Cancer, 70,070
Number of Deaths* – Breast Cancer, 40,590
Number of Deaths* – Diabetes, 35,210
To learn more, visit www.hearttruth.gov
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Posted on February 20, 2012, in Health and tagged chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease risk, leading causes of death, national center for health statistics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.