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CV risk factors vary by gender, study finds

Researchers found sex differences across major cardiovascular risk factors, with women having an average body mass index of 29.6 compared with 29 for men, and 42% of women having high blood pressure compared with 49% of men. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, showed that 13% of men and 11% of women had diabetes, but only 20% and 30% had their disease under control, respectively.

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