Cardiac death in women: living near major roads a risk factor

October 14, 2014 7:08 AM

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The researchers - led by Jaime E. Hart from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA - publish their findings in the journal Circulation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US and killed over 292,000 women in 2009 - accounting for 1 in every 4 female deaths.

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