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Motherhood Tied To Less Physical Activity
Motherhood may lead to a more sedentary lifestyle for women that could place them at risk for heart disease, researchers report here today at the American Heart Association's epidemiology and prevention meeting.
War Stories May Be Fish Tales
To the victor go the spoils of war and usually the bragging rights, but how does one determine if claims made by winners are accurate?
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
Using electron beam computed tomography (EBCT) to visualize early heart disease, a University of Pittsburgh team has found that pre-menopausal risk factors strongly predict which women will develop coronary artery disease five to eight years after menopause.
CT Scans Could Become Screening Tool For Heart Disease
Preventing future heart attacks and strokes in people who otherwise seem healthy is the aim of a new screening test developed by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Changes In Levels Of LDLc From Pre- To Post-Menopausal Years Not Valuable Indicator Of Heart Disease, Reports University Of Pittsburgh Researcher
Changes in levels of LDLc from pre- to post-menopausal examinations are less good at predicting coronary artery disease in post-menopausal women than measures taken pre- menopausally at age 47, the University of Pittsburgh reports March 26, at the 39th annual conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in Orlando, Fla.

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