US Study Finds that Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men’s

According to a new study by the Smidt Heart Institute in Los Angeles, women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s and that puts them at higher risk of heart disease.US Study Finds that Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men’s

Previously, it was believed that women after the age of 50 have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular condition due to hormone changes triggered by menopause.

A team of cardiologists tracked 30,000 adults for almost 40 years having looked for almost 145,000 blood pressure measurements. The analysis of the received showed that accelerating blood pressure elevation started earlier than in men.

Lead author of the study Susan Cheng comments: “Many of us in medicine have long believed that women simply "catch up" to men in terms of their cardiovascular risk [through the menopause]. Our research not only confirms that women have different biology and physiology than their male counterparts but also illustrates why it is that women may be more susceptible to developing certain types of cardiovascular disease and at different points in life.”

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