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Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Risk

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Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new statement from the American Heart Association published in Circulation explains that “current cardiovascular disease risk assessments fall short for women from diverse races and ethnicities other than white.” They explain that “Non-biological factors and social determinants of health are important to include in cardiovascular disease risk assessment for women, particularly for women of diverse races and ethnicities other than white.” According to Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FAHA, “Risk assessment is the first step in preventing heart disease, yet there are many limitations to traditional risk factors and their ability to comprehensively estimate a woman’s risk for cardiovascular disease”. 

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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.
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