• Hormonal changes during menopause are directly related to decline in cardiovascular health

    6 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    Levels of bad cholesterol rise during menopause, and 10% of this increase is likely due to shifts in sex hormones. Women usually undergo menopause at the age of 48 to 52 years, leading to a decline in estrogen and increase in follicle-stimulating hormone. Menopause is thought to predispose women to heart disease since it typically develops 10 years later than in men, and risk rises after menopause.
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