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Menopause Associated with More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2015 – Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for heart disease – than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown for the first time. The finding, published online and scheduled for the Sept. […]

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Pitt Epidemiologist Honored for Innovations in Public Health

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2014 – Lewis Kuller, M.D., Dr.P.H., former chair of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, today will receive the prestigious John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Royal Society for Public Health in England. The award, which annually recognizes an outstanding […]

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Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 5, 2012 – 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 a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.   […]

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