05 Oct '11, 5am

'Women becoming more prone to heart disease': KUALA LUMPUR - Heart disease is fast becoming the number one kille...

'Women becoming more prone to heart disease': KUALA LUMPUR - Heart disease is fast becoming the number one kille...

KUALA LUMPUR - Heart disease is fast becoming the number one killer rather than breast cancer among women. Heart Foundation Malaysia medical doctor Datin Dr Liew Yin Mei said one in three women died of heart disease while breast cancer only struck one in eight women. "Most women fear being a victim of breast cancer but little do they know that more of them die of heart diseases especially after menopause when the oestrogen level in their body changes," she told the New Straits Times. "As age catches up, the risk of contracting heart disease is definitely higher but the latest trend shows that those below the age of 40 have also fallen victim to heart disease." Dr Liew said this was due to their unhealthy eating habits, smoking and alcohol consumption. She said the other correctable risk factors were high cholesterol level, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and stress....

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20111005-...

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