Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.. Actually, approximately 1 in 31 female deaths are due to breast cancer, whereas 1 in 7.5 female deaths are due to coronary heart disease. Although men are more likely than women to have heart attacks, more women than men die of heart disease each year. It is estimated that 6.6 million American women are currently living with coronary heart disease. Ninety percent of all women have at least one risk factor for developing heart disease or suffering a stroke.