Premature Menopause Associated With Increased Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk
Premature menopause, defined as either surgical or natural menopause before 40 years of age, is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to study results published in JAMA.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women worldwide. In 2018/2019 guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association on cholesterol and primary prevention, a history of premature menopause was used to refine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk. However, limited data are available on long-term cardiovascular risk associated with premature menopause.
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