• HDL not as cardioprotective in menopausal women

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Samar R. El Khoudary
    Women who were postmenopausal did not have the cardioprotective benefits typically seen with elevated HDL, according to an analysis published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
    “The results of our study are particularly interesting to both the public and clinicians because total HDL cholesterol is still used to predict cardiovascular disease risk,” Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, BPharm, FAHA, associate professor of epidemiology at University of Pittsburgh, said in a press release. “This study confirms our previous work on a different
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