Women are less likely to get preventive treatments for CAD than men

07/28/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Despite increasing rates of coronary artery disease among young women and the fact that at least as many women as men die of the condition, women were less likely to receive preventive treatment, such as cholesterol-lowering therapy and lifestyle advice, U.S. researchers reported in the journal Global Heart. They said women who cannot complete basic physical fitness tests are three times more likely to develop heart disease compared with fitter women, and they noted that physical activity is a big part of the World Heart Federation's "Make a Healthy Heart Your Goal" initiative.

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