Go Red: Black Women and Heart Disease

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  • What Is Heart Disease?
  • The Silent Killer
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Heart Disease Is Linked to Early Menopause 

In 2012, researchers from University of Alabama-Birmingham found that women who go through menopause early — before 46 — are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke compared to women who hit menopause later.  

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