(HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, government statistics show.
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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says risk factors for heart disease in women include:
- Having diabetes, pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
- Using birth control pills.
- Having high cholesterol, high triglycerides or high blood pressure.
- Being overweight or obese.
- Living a sedentary lifestyle.
- Eating a fatty diet.
- Undergoing stress.
- Being depressed.
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