High estrogen levels could be a new predictor of ischemic arterial disease in postmenopausal women

High levels of 17β-estradiol in the plasma of postmenopausal women were associated with an increased risk of ischemic arterial disease, according to a recent prospective cohort study.

High estradiol levels are known to correlate with cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, abnormal blood lipids, and diabetes. According to the Indian Heart Watch study, 45% of women in India are reported to be overweight, while 30% of women have high blood pressure. Across India, another study estimated the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) range from...

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