Early menopause and risk of cardiovascular disease: an issue for young women
journal contributionposted on 2020-05-06, 13:56 authored by L Bernhardt, CA Lawson
Despite an overall reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality in the past 40 years, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, with gender disparities. Women tend to present with cardiovascular disease up to 10 years later than men, although age-adjusted rates of cardiovascular disease mortality in women are similar to men, and account for more deaths than any other cause. Since women have a longer life expectancy than men, the absolute number of cardiovascular disease deaths is higher among women than men and increasing cardiovascular disease mortality rates have been observed in women younger than 55 years.
CitationThe Lancet Public Health, Comment 4(11), E539-E540
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