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3 Factors That Increase Women’s Risk for Heart Attack More Than Men

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3 Factors That Increase Women’s Risk for Heart Attack More Than Men

Heart disease risk factors are different for women.

Sure, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking are all known risk factors that can lead to a heart attack, but the impact is not the same between men and women. A new study found that high blood pressure raised a woman’s risk of heart attack by 83 percent more than it did in a man, while smoking raised the risk by 55 percent more for women and Type 2 diabetes by 47 percent more. While the science behind it is still unclear, it serves as an important reminder about the importance of managing these risk factors even more for women. Healthline has even more on this research.