Study: Heart attacks on the rise among young women – WEAU

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) — An alarming study released this week shows the risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women. As researchers say they’re trying to figure out why, local health officials are weighing in. “There’s kind of been a myth in the past that heart attacks are more likely to hit men but that’s not true,” said Ashley Kren, Cardiac Rehab Specialist at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. During the past 20 years, risk factors for heart disease like obesity and diabetes have been on the rise and health officials say these stats are ...

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