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Cholesterol, a waxy, fat-like substance, is important for you body, but too much in your blood can form plaques that sticks to artery walls and narrow or block your arteries increasing your risk of heart disease. Discuss topics including cholesterol’s link to heart disease, how to maintain a low cholesterol diet, and treatment methods for lowering your cholesterol.

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by martzj, Aug 28, 2008
Please post links to the statistics citing to back up the statements below. Thank you.
"Nonmodifiable risk factors - note which ones apply to you
Male gender. Men have a greater risk of heart attack then women.
Menopause. After menopause, a woman's ri
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by Lulu54, Aug 28, 2008
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How about including the statistic that more women die from their first heart attack than men because women are treated entriely different; their symptoms of heart disease are often ignored or dismissed by doctors who want to pat them on the head and get t
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by Lulu54, Aug 28, 2008
ALSO -
Yes, being male or female is a non-modifiable factor, but the listing of men having more heart attacks than women adds to the stereotype that women battle constantly in trying to get their heart health issues treated early.  

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