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Menopause and Heart Disease – Are They Connected?

As people age, their risk of heart disease increases. Women especially are susceptible to heart related diseases as they get older. According to American Heart Association, more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. After a woman has gone through menopause, their risk of heart disease increases. Menopause itself does not actually cause cardiovascular issues, however, the risk factors associated with a poor diet, smoking and…