Study says women at greater risk of heart disease PTI Saturday, September 27, 2003 United Nations - Women are slightly more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) than men and heart attacks and strokes kill twice as many women as all cancers combined, the largest-ever worldwide collaborative study of heart diseases, published by the World Health Organisation, has found. Out of the total 16.5 million CVD deaths annually, 8.6 million are of women, according to the study, the MONICA (MONItoring CArdiovascular disease) Monograph, the result of a major research project conceived in 1979 in which teams from 38 populations in 21 countries studied heart disease, stroke and risk factors from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. The report was released by the WHO in connection with tomorrow's 'World Heart Day', whose theme this year (Women, Heart Disease and Stroke) aims to draw urgent attention to the fact that CVD is not just a men's health problem. "Although most women fear cancer, particularly breast cancer, they do not make same efforts to safeguard themselves from heart disease, which is eminently preventable," WHO's Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Catherine Le Galhs-Camus, said at the launching of the report in Geneva on Friday. "We must strive to make women aware that to keep their hearts healthy, they need to eat smart, kick smoking and move for health," she added. Worldwide activities to increase awareness of heart disease in women will be organised on World Heart Day by the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Published by WHO, the monograph has been supported by the European Commission, medical charities and industry. Read the complete news at: http://www.timesofindia.com News Plus http://www.mantra.com/newsplus Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 1 Ashvin 5104, Friday, September 26, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Jeevan Ritau Kanya Mase Shukl Pakshe Shukr Vasara Yuktayam Hasta-Chitra Nakshatr Brahma-Indr Yog Bav-Balav Karan Pratham-Dvitiya Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.