One in four women dies from heart disease. It's the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. It also strikes at younger ages than most people think, and the risk rises in middle age. And, two-thirds of women who have heart attacks never fully recover.
Number of Deaths*Heart Disease,
Number of Deaths*Stroke, 87,000
Number of Deaths**Lung Cancer, 73,000
Number of Deaths*Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 68,000
Number of Deaths**Breast Cancer, 40,000
Numbers of deaths rounded to the nearest thousand.
*As reported by CDC (2005)
**As reported by the American Cancer Society (2005)
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