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Some heart risk factors are more severe for women, study finds

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking were tied to a higher increase in risk for heart attack among women, compared with men, according to a study in The BMJ. UK researchers used a cohort of 472,000 individuals, ages 40 to 69, and found a similar increased heart attack risk among men and women who had overweight or obesity.

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