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When I started researching this topic, I was really shocked at the statistics. I knew that heart disease was a hard hitter for women but didn't realize just how hard until I started looking into it. When I started comparing my personal health against the risk factors (coming in my next article!), I was even more shocked!

Genetics definitely plays a part but it is only one part. Lifestyle (food, diet, exercise - or the lack thereof!) also plays a huge part. To think that 50% of us will die from heart related disease is just so disturbing and definitely a statistics we need to change. The only way I can think of to do that is start educating, educating, educating - perhaps shouting from a few rooftops along the way will help as well! I'll be posting follow-up articles on this topic so please share with your girlfriends. It's important to a long and healthy life!

August 19, 2009 - 12:52pm


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