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why are heart diseases in women less frequent compared to men?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Estrogenic effect.: The beneficial effects of ovarian steroids during the reproductive life of women account for their protection from major cardiac events before menopause. Please keep in mind that this does not apply to morbidly obese women, or women with multiple comorbidities (hypertension, diabetes). After menopause, women catch up to men and are also at high risk for coronary artery disease!
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
They are not,: They occur later in women. Most feel that women catch up to men after menopause.

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