Waistline may predict heart disease better than weight


*article courtesy of cbsnews.com*

When it comes to heart health, new research adds to the argument that a pear-shaped body, which is heavy in the hips, may be better than an apple-shaped body, which carries more weight around the belly.

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Diagnostic tests for heart disease function differently for women, men


*article courtesy of www.sciencedaily.com*

Tests used to diagnose and assess the severity of coronary artery disease appear to function differently for women and men who have stable symptoms, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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