These Heart Disease Risk Factors Are More Potent In Women Than Men

A diabetic woman testing her blood glucose level

When it comes to risk factors for heart disease, Black women have to be more careful than Black men. Yes, heart disease disproportionately affects the entire Black community. But, according to the Emmy-nominated Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres, certain risk factors predisposed to heart disease are more potent in women. That includes hypertension and diabetes, Mieres said.

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Other examples of those at higher risk for heart disease include: