We thought this 5/9/2005 LA Times article and the research it exhibited from The Society for Women's Health Research was telling:
-Women are 2.7 times more likely than men to acquire an autoimmune disease.
-Almost three-fourths of those who suffer from rhuematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and myasthenia gravis are women.
-Lupus affects nine times as many women as men.
-Twcie as many women suffewr from multiple sclerosis.
-About 90% of all people with fibromyalgia are women.
-Heart Disease is the leading killer of U.S. women.
-Forty percent of women who have cardiac arrest report having stress, such as divorce or depression, before the event, contrasted with 16% of men.