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Women's heart health work

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More women know that heart disease is their leading cause of death now, compared to 15 years ago, but experts say there is still work to be done.

Last year, more than half of women identified heart disease as the top killer of women, compared to just one third in 1997.

However, African American and Hispanic women were less likely to answer correctly. Also, women 25 to 34 years old had the lowest awareness rates. Many said their doctors didn't talk to them about heart disease.

Researchers say this is a missed opportunity because starting heart healthy habits at a young age has a proven benefit. The results of the survey were published in the journal circulation.

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