Metabolic Syndrome Creeping Up on Women—How to Stop It

Women are catching up with men. But not in a good way. According to a 2006 study, it used to be that more men than women had metabolic syndrome—a dangerous cluster of risk factors that identify people at a high, long-term risk for narrowed arteries, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peripheral vascular …

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What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Common cardiovascular diseases include a narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chest pain that happens when not enough blood is getting to the heart (angina), heart attack, and stroke. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Many women think, wrongly, that only …

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