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Mammograms May Double as Heart Disease Prevention Tool

The risk of heart disease may not get the same attention as breast cancer. However, it’s responsible for one in four deaths in women.

“We know, offhand, that women’s heart health is largely neglected in both research and practice. Hopefully that’s changing,” Dr. Laurie Margolies, associate professor of radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, told Healthline.

Breast cancer, on the other hand, is estimated to develop in one in every eight women with increasingly better survival rates the earlier it is detected.