Publisher: Monash University Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences 2013
Status – CURRENT
The main risk factors for heart attacks in women are elevated cholesterol, abdominal obesity and diabetes. Hormones (estrogen and testosterone) have been implicated as being protective against heart disease in women in some studies, and contributing to risk in others. Therefore we asked the question: are hormone levels in postmenopausal women related to an increase in risk of diabetes or elevated blood cholesterol and fats.