Research on women’s heart health is exploding. Nearly everyweek, it seems, the media report on new ways to prevent and treat heart disease in women—and it can be hard to keep track of it all. In this updated edition of “The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women,” we have put together all of this new knowledge in one easy-to-use handbook. This guide is part of The Heart Truth, anational public awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute(NHLBI) and many other groups. (See “Getting the Word Out” onpage 10.)
“The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women” will give you newinformation on women’s heart disease and practical suggestionsfor reducing your own personal risk of heart-related problems.You’ll find out about a little-known form of heart disease in women and how to get it diagnosed properly. The handbook will also help you make sense of widely publicized research on the impactof a lower fat diet on women’s heart disease risk.