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    Heart Attacks in Middle-Aged Women: Lower Your Risk

    Know That Stress Is Part of Life

    It’s your reaction to it that’s the killer, Steinbaum says.

    Stress hormones directly lead to heart disease. Daily tensions can cause you to forget wellness. Then “you overeat. Then it leads to belly fat,” she says, and your odds of poor health go up.

    Give Yourself a Break

    “I feel we beat ourselves up too much,” Steinbaum says. “This balancing act -- there’s no such thing. ... You do the best you can, wherever you are.”

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    Reviewed on December 12, 2015

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