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New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

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Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

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The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

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