Dr. Heward shares why women should be more concerned about heart disease than breast cancer.
The reason that women should be more concerned about heart disease than breast cancer is because more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. As a culture, we tend to associate heart disease with men only because men get heart disease earlier than women. Why is that, you suppose? We don’t have estrogen. But as soon as women reach menopause and estrogen goes away, the incidents of heart disease skyrockets and, just as in men, heart disease is the number one killer of women. So, it seems reasonable that women should be more concerned about their biggest risk, and that’s heart disease, far more than breast cancer.
About Dr. Heward, Ph.D:
Dr. Christopher B. Heward is past-President of Kronos Science Laboratory. His primary responsibility was providing scientific and technical leadership for all laboratory activities. He oversaw the development and implementation of the clinical laboratory testing program; assisted in designing and refining both internally and externally sponsored clinical studies; directed and coordinated diagnostic product research and development; administered laboratory and patient databases; was principal investigator for the Kronos Longitudinal Aging Study (KLAS); and communicated Kronos’ discoveries and advances to lay and scientific audiences via presentations and publications. Dr. Heward’s research interests included healthy aging, endocrinology, oxidative stress, Alzheimer’s disease, prion disease (TSE) and menopause. Dr. Heward attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts degrees from both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Chemistry, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Biology. He earned his PhD from the Department of Biology in 1981.
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