The American Heart Association recently released an important scientific statement entitled “Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Timing Early Prevention”.
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While the possibility of this health issue goes up after menopause, that doesn’t mean you can’t reduce your risk.
Late and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease.
Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in women, according to Pitt researchers.