Elderly Algerian women lose their sex-advantage in terms of arterial stiffness and cardiovascular profile.

OBJECTIVES Several studies have shown lower carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) levels in women compared to men, a difference that could partially explain the increased longevity in women. However, these studies have been performed in industrial countries while few data are available in emerging populations. We studied arterial stiffness, as… CONTINUE READING