Why are women not more concerned with heart disease? Why are women’s health practitioners not more concerned? In 2009, breast cancer killed 40,467 women in the U.S. Heart disease killed just under 300,000 that same year! So, we ask again, why are not more people concerned? I mean, we have huge resources for breast cancer research through walks and runs and 3-days and much more. And yet, the focus remains limited for women and heart health. At EraseDisease.com, this concerns us.
The facts are there – only 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the next year, while 1 in 3 women will be greatly affected by heart disease.
Women under 50 years old who have a heart attack related to heart disease are twice as likely as men to die. Forty-two percent of older women (over 65 years) who have a heart attack will die within a year, compared with only 24% of men. – Forbes.com
From obesity to diabetes, to pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, all of these elements factor in to actually increase a women’s risk for heart disease. Taking that into consideration, as well as the fact that women have narrower arteries than men and have more blockages of the tiniest blood vessels, the numbers are staggering.
And those statistics regarding women with breast cancer and women with heart disease….well, the sad part about that is there in an increased risk for breast cancer survivors to suffer from heart disease.
One of the most interesting aspects of today’s Forbes.com article is the assertion that women have narrower arteries than men. One of the greatest benefits of arginine is its ability to actually increase the width of a person’s arteries – in fact widening the arteries to increase blood flow. Arginine, the precursor to Nitric Oxide, has been clinically proven in many studies to increase vasodilation, a medical term for widening the arteries.
The scary part about the assertion that women have narrower arteries is the greatly increased risk for plaque build up to the point where arteries, that are already narrow, become blocked. That, as you know, is a recipe for disaster.
Give Cardio Juvenate Plus a try. With it’s key ingredient – arginine – this heart healthy supplement has the ability to increase the width of your arteries and facilitate healthy blood flow, a must for women.