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Heart disease risk in women increases leading up to menopause; early intervention is key – EurekAlert

Experts with the American Heart Association reviewed current research indicating how a woman’s hormone changes, body composition, cholesterol and vascular health…

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DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2020 — The menopause transition, the years leading up to menopause, is a time of increasing heart disease risk for women. Monitoring women’s health and lifestyle, while integrating early intervention strategies for good cardiovascular health, are important, especially during midlife and during menopause to help prevent heart disease, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, “Menopause Transition and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for…

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