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Heart Health for Women

SCAN heart healthy recommendations for women


An Evidence-Based resource from the Wellness and Cardiovascular Health subunit of SCAN.

Five healthy lifestyle factors are associated with a significant reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in women. Compared to women who do not follow any of the healthy lifestyle factors, those who follow just three of the five have a 57% lower risk of developing CHD. With all five factors present, that risk drops even further (83%).

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public

Key Words: Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Smoking Cessation, Alcohol, Mediterranean Diet, Weight Management, Physical Activity, Women's Health

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” at or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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