Posted on by Paula Gallagher
Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in women in the United States and Canada? Not cancer, not the flu, not Alzheimer's… HEART DISEASE! And for the most part it is preventable with lifestyle changes. Here are risk factors for heart disease: Things you can’t change:
- Family history
- Men’s risk increases especially after the age of 45
- Women’s risk increases especially after the age of 55 or after menopause
- Lack of exercise
- Poor nutrition
- High sodium levels
- Drinking too much
- Being overweight
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- High stress levels
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