Habits or characteristics which can increase the likelihood of developing heart disease. See risk factors. Non-modifiable risk factors (risk factors that cannot be changed): Family history of coronary disease or stroke Age Sex

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Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
... Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Osteoporosis
... Things that can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis include: being female small, thin body (under 127 pounds) family history of osteoporosis being postmenopausal or of an advanced age Cau...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

   

Risk Factors Articles

  • Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
    ... Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems converting food to energy. After a meal, food is broken down into a sugar called glucose, which...
  • Fertility Drugs As a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer
    ... In recent decades, an increasing number of women have been treated for infertility with drugs. The possibility that the use of fertility drugs may increase the risk of ovarian cancer has prompted rese...
  • Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk
    ... Key Points There is evidence of an increased risk of breast cancer for women under age 35 who are recent users of OCs (see section on Breast Cancer). Studies have consistently shown that using OCs red...
  • Osteoporosis
    ... Things that can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis include: being female small, thin body (under 127 pounds) family history of osteoporosis being postmenopausal or of an advanced age Cau...
  • Probability of Breast Cancer in American Women
    ... Key Points The National Cancer Institute estimates that 13.4 percent of women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives. Because rates of breast cancer increase with ...
  • Psychological Stress and Cancer
    ... The complex relationship between physical and psychological health is not well understood. Scientists know that many types of stress activate the body's endocrine (hormone) system, which in turn c...
  • Screening Mammograms: Questions and Answers
    ... What is a screening mammogram? A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer. It usually involves two x-rays of ...

Resources

  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)