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Jan 08

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Mammograms Could Help Detect Heart Disease

Most women are conditioned to believe the breast cancer is going to strike at any moment. And while the risk of developing breast cancer is quite high, the likelihood of dying from it is much lower than the risk of dying from heart disease.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US.

This development in the interpretation of mammography results is really interesting and surprising that it is only coming to light now. Essentially the mammogram can detect calcification in the arteries found in breast tissue, indicating a higher likelihood of finding arterial calcifications. This could really save even more lives than mammograms are given credit for already. Read the details below:

Mammograms Could Help Detect Heart Disease

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