Posted by: bescothealthcare | November 19, 2014

Hot flushes and night sweats are associated with coronary heart disease risk in midlife: a longitudinal study

BJOG coverAs reported on Endocrinology Update website: There could be a case to monitor women with frequent vasomotor menopausal symptoms (VMS) for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the results of a 14-year longitudinal study of more than 11,000 Australian women.

Queensland university researchers found that women who experience frequent hot flushes or night sweat have two-fold increased odds of CHD compared with women with no symptoms.
The women in the study were aged 45–50 at baseline in 1996 and were followed up at three-year intervals, according to a study report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Read Abstract of study here.

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