New study suggests heart disease research should focus on women

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(WOTV) — A new study suggests much more work needs to be done when it comes to young people and heart disease deaths, and the focus needs to be put on women.

New research shows deaths from heart disease have declined dramatically over the last few decades in people over 65, but that’s not true for people under 55, especially women.

“The next step would be trying to understand why this younger population is not showing the improvement the older patients do,” said Dr. Alexander Gorodnitskiy, cardiologist at Lenox Health in Alabama. “It is because of the traditional risk factors and they’re citing increases in obesity and diabetes, in this population.”

Researchers at Emory University also point out that diabetes and obesity may pose a greater heart disease risk for younger women.

Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S…

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