Women with high-risk pregnancies far more prone to heart disease

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by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Women who have high-risk pregnancies or complications in childbirth are up to eight times more likely to suffer heart disease later in life. And many mothers — and their doctors — are unaware of the danger. Emerging research shows heart disease is a long-term threat for women who develop diabetes…

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How Heart Disease Differs in Women

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Gender can play a role in risk factors, symptoms. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are gender differences that…

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Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women’s Heart Risks

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By Dennis Thompson, Jr., HealthDay News Vegetable protein sources appear safer…. Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could have a higher risk for heart failure, especially if most of their protein comes from meat, researchers report. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect. However, postmenopausal women with the most protein in their diet had a…

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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September 23, 20164:57 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition RICHARD HARRIS Twitter American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we’re approaching the end of the trend of…

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