Heart Health—Not Just a Men’s Issue


October 16, 2008 | Lorilee Schoenbeck, ND Heart Health—Not Just a Men’s Issue If you thought heart health was only a man’s issue, think again. Cardiovascular disease claims more women’s lives than the next 14 causes of death combined. It is by far a greater threat to the health of women after age 50 menopause than breast, or any other kind of cancer. In 1997, for example, twelve times as many women died of cardiovascular disease as did from breast cancer (the numbers were 502,938 and 41,943 respectively.) Currently, more than one in five women have some type of heart or [...]