The Lipid Center of Virginia



Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women

Over 1/3 of all women over the age of 20 die from a heart attack

5 times as many women die from a heart attack as do from breast cancer every year

Insulin resistance is a major risk factor

Polycystic ovarian disease and gestational diabetes are signs of insulin resistance

Other signs of insulin resistance may be abdominal obesity, skin tags, irregular periods, pre-eclampsia and abnormal body hair growth.