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'How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?' Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women - Advanced Heart and Vein

‘How Can I Prevent Heart Disease?’ Docs Give Different Answers to Men, Women. Doctors give men and women different advice to head off heart disease, even though guidelines for both are the same.

Men were 20% more likely to be prescribed statins to lower blood levels of bad cholesterol compared with women, a new study found. Women, meanwhile, were 27% more likely to be advised to lose weight or reduce their salt intake, and 38% more likely to receive recommendations to exercise.

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