Heart Attack: Risk factors affect women more than men
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Cognitive, diabetes, and high blood pressure and heart attack factors would be even more dangerous for women than for men.
Oxford University team studied 471,998 men and women aged 40-69 in the United Kingdom for a long time studying cardiovascular disease in the UK, Biobank.
The participants did not have cardiovascular problems at the beginning of the study and were performed on average over seven years.
According to the BMJ, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and BMI increased the risk of heart attack in men and women over 25 years.
But risk factors for women are more dangerous than men.
Like smokers who smoke twice as much as smokers, smokers can be three times more likely to attack the heart than never smoke. "Risky risk".
Researchers have shown that women who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day are twice as likely as men who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day. Smoking cigarettes from 10 to 19 daily cigarettes are 40% higher for men than women.
This high risk is observed in women with arterial blood pressure or diabetes (type I and type II). High blood pressure is associated with 80% higher risk of heart attack in women and diabetes of type I is three times higher than men (47% higher II type).
However, BMI is not a high risk for women.
According to researchers, the risk of gravity was maintained at age.
"In general, men are much more likely to attack the heart than women, and the major risk factors increase the risk of women than men, so women who report these risk factors are inconvenient." researcher Elizabeth Milllet explains.
"These observations highlight the importance of raising women's awareness of the risk of cardiovascular disease, which ensures that both men and women have access to diabetes and stress. just to help stop smoking, "says Dr. Millett.