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Heart Disease in Women: We need to talk…

Men develop heart disease 5 to 10 years earlier than women. However, when women do develop heart disease, they are more likely to die in the year after a heart attack compared to men. Over the recent years, younger women between 30 and 50 years are developing heart disease due to an increased prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides levels), diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. There are many reasons explaining the gender differences in heart disease development.