6 lifestyle factors may predict young women’s heart disease risk, study says

January 6, 2015 11:00 AM

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6 lifestyle factors may predict young women’s heart disease risk, study says

A 20-year study of nearly 70,000 women suggests that lifestyle factors impact heart attack risk in early adulthood.

“We noticed that overall mortality trends from heart disease have declined over the past few decades, but the trends among younger adults— and particularly women— were actually increasing by 1 or 2 percent … and there weren’t a lot of studies out there with data on young women,” lead study author An...

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