Blood vessel growth in muscle is reduced in women after menopause
A new study from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports demonstrates that formation of small blood vessels is impaired in the muscle tissue of postmenopausal women. The study’s findings highlight the importance of physical activity for women prior to and during menopause, as a means to prevent the development of disease later in life.
The risk of developing cardiovascular disease generally increases with age. For most of their lives, women have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than men, but the picture changes as menopause sets in. The exact reason has yet to be fully understood.
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