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Hormone level change degrades cholesterol carriers

As hormone levels change during menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease. [s]Medical News Today[/s] reports that the first-of-its-kind evaluation, by researchers at the [b]University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health[/b] and supported by the [b]National Institutes of Health[/b], was done using an advanced method to characterise cholesterol carriers in the blood. The results call for further research to evaluate the menopause-related dynamic changes in sex hormones , as well as increased emphasis on the importance of healthy diet and exercise for women undergoing menopause.

[link url=http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140628/Menopause-related-changes-in-sex-hormones-linked-to-greater-risk-for-heart-disease.aspx]Full Medical News Today report[/link]
[link url=http://www.jlr.org/content/early/2014/05/22/jlr.P049064.abstract?sid=60a02288-42df-42a0-9bc5-c2a99f5e12e4]Journal of Lipid Research abstract[/link]

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