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TAXPAYER RELATIONS SECTION
"Changing the way we interact with People!"
In a new 20-year study, women who led a healthy
lifestyle in their young adult years were 92 per cent
less likely than those who didn t to develop heart
disease by middle age.
US researchers followed thousands of women
starting in their 20s and 30s and found those with
healthy diet and exercise habits, who didn t smoke,
were also 66 per cent less likely to have any heart
risk factors like diabetes or hypertension by the time
they were in their 40s and 50s.
The results suggest that more than 70 per cent
of heart attacks in younger women could potentially
be prevented by changes in lifestyle, the authors
"As somebody who is currently in her 30s, I think
a lot of us think that we are invincible at this point
and we don t have to worry about things like heart
attacks until we get old," said Andrea Chomistek,
who led the study.
"I think this study shows that we should be think-
ing about things like this early on," said Chomistek,
of the Indiana University School of Public Health in
Chomistek said most research on heart disease
risk factors has focused on older people because
they re typically the ones who have heart attacks.
"There s not a whole lot of information out there
for younger people," she told Reuters Health.
Rates of death from heart attacks among older
people have dropped steadily over the past 40 years,
but death rates among younger women have actually
increased slightly during that time, Chomistek and
her colleagues point out in the Journal of the American
College of Cardiology.
They analysed data from The Nurses Health Study
II, which includes survey responses for more than
70,000 women who were between the ages of 25
and 42 years old in 1991.
Tracking the women until 2011, the study team
looked for six healthy habits: not smoking, watching
less than seven hours of TV per week, drinking no
more than one alcoholic beverage per day, getting
at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week, eating a
healthy diet and maintaining a normal body weight.
At the end of 20 years, a total of 456 women had
heart attacks. Almost 32,000 women were diagnosed
with one or more cardiovascular disease risk factors,
including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or
high levels of cholesterol.
The average age of a heart disease diagnosis was
50 years old, and the average age for diagnosis with
a cardiovascular risk factor was about 47 years old.
The researchers found that compared to women
with none of the healthy lifestyle habits, women
who had all six healthy habits were 92 per cent less
likely to have a heart attack.
After accounting for the other healthy habits, the
hours of television women watched were not linked
to their heart disease risk.
Heavy alcohol intake was linked to greater heart
risk, but the lowest risk was seen with average con-
sumption of about five to 15 grams of alcohol a day,
the equivalent of approximately five ounces of wine,
12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of spirits.
"Though we didn t have that many cases of heart
disease for the study, over half the women developed
one of the cardiovascular risk factors---either hyper-
tension diabetes or high cholesterol---so that wasn t
rare at all, even among this younger group of women,"
But, Chomistek added, maintaining a healthy
lifestyle was still important for preventing future
heart disease in those women who had one or more
"Once you develop a risk factor it s not too late
to start improving your lifestyle and trying to get
things going in right direction," she said.
Dr Annie Kelly, a cardiologist at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison, said it s a landmark study
because it not only focuses on women, but young
women in particular. She was not involved in the
Kelly said that awareness about women and heart
disease is fairly new, noting that the American Heart
Association s Go Red for Women campaign wasn t
started until the early 2000s.
"This is a disease process that develops over time
and you may look and feel healthy now but we worry
about your risk in the future," she told Reuters Health.
Kelly said young women are often "super busy"
and may not take care of themselves properly, but
the study makes it clear that they need to focus on
their health. (Reuters)
Is most younger women's heart disease preventable?
The results of
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