Menopause and cardiovascular disease: the evidence.

@article{Rosano2007MenopauseAC,
  title={Menopause and cardiovascular disease: the evidence.},
  author={Giuseppe M. C. Rosano and Cristiana Vitale and Giuseppe Marazzi and Maurzio Volterrani},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 Suppl 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
Menopause is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) because estrogen withdrawal has a detrimental effect on cardiovascular function and metabolism. The menopause compounds many traditional CVD risk factors, including changes in body fat distribution from a gynoid to an android pattern, reduced glucose tolerance, abnormal plasma lipids, increased blood pressure, increased sympathetic tone, endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation. Many CVD risk factors have different impacts in… CONTINUE READING

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