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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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Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9, 2014 – A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of […]

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Sex Hormone Levels at Midlife Linked to Bad Cholesterol Carriers that Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women

PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 – As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered. The first-of-its-kind evaluation, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was done […]

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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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