Researchers at the National Committee for Quality Assurance looked at several measures for cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention, treatment and risk factors among patients in 46 different commercial managed care plans and 148 Medicare plans.
Most of the time, women had equal or better outcomes than men – except for having our cholesterol levels under control.
This is important, as elevated cholesterol levels (hyperlipidemia) is a major contributing factor to cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, strokes, hypertension). And heart attacks are the number one killer of both men and women.
So, make sure you see your provider and find out what your numbers are and what you can do to reduce your risk.
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