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Even though the cases of coronary heart disease (CHD) have decreased among older people, it has remained the same or increased in younger people, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at over 50 risk factors in more than 28,000 women to find out why younger people are at risk.
They found that women under 55 with type-2 diabetes were ten times likelier to get heart disease in the next two decades. A new lipoprotein insulin resistance test (LPIR) can predict heart disease better than blood cholesterol or sugar levels.
The study also found that obesity, smoking, hypertension, physical inactivity, and family history were all risk factors for premature CHD in younger women.
The researchers emphasized the need to develop effective interventions to prevent diabetes and its associated risk factors affecting more women than men.
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