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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is it true men are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease?

    There seems to be a lot of information in the media lately about women and heart disease but I thought that men were more at risk. Is this just scare mongering or are women now at high risk as well?
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  • Nicole Senior

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    I'm an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, consultant, author, speaker and food and health enthusiast. I love talking and writing about food and health.(please note, ... View Profile

    Yes, being male is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease however women soon catch up after the menopause when the protective effective of oestrogen starts to fall. So while CVD might occur later in women, it is just as devastating. And Heart Disease is still the biggest killer of women. Find out more at http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/driving-change/go-red-for-women/Pages/welcome.aspx
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    he best cure is prevention so why not pursue healthy eating and physical activity as a family or couple? If you'd like to know how, check out Eat to Beat Cholesterol for advice, tips and recipes at http://www.greatideas.net.au/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Eat+to+beat+cholesterol&x=0&y=0&osCsid=04d7da30908698ead7ff232398ae52e1

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