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Postmenopausal black women are at increased risk for accumulating cardiovascular fat when they gain abdominal fat during midlife; and postmenopausal white women are at increased risk when they gain weight across their entire bodies, according to findings published in Menopause.“Excess fat around the heart, in both men and women, is an evolving risk factor for heart disease,” Samar El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, said in a press release. “This study, coupled with our previous study in men, gives doctors another tool to evaluate their patients and get a better sense of their heart disease risk. It may also lead to suggestions for lifestyle modifications to help patients lessen that risk.”NEXT ARTICLE
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The menopause is a natural event for all women; the ovaries no longer produce estrogen and progesterone. This can be due to natural aging (usual age of onset is 51 years), or through chemotherapy and surgery on the ovaries. The changing balance of the ho...