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Risk factors for heart disease in women

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women! To help you understand how you can take care of your heart, we are displaying on this page, information on the risk factors for heart disease.

Physical Inactivity

Inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are active.


Being Overweight or Obese

If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing heart disease.


High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure increases your chance of heart disease and is dangerous because it often has no symptoms.


Diabetes and Prediabetes

If your blood glucose stays too high for too long, it can lead to serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.



Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease-but it's one that you can control.

High Cholesterol

When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it increases your risk of developing heart disease.