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Race plays a role in location of cardiovascular fat, type of weight gain in postmenopausal women

Race plays a role in location of cardiovascular fat, type of weight gain in postmenopausal women
August 11, 2017

Postmenopausal black women are at increased risk for accumulating cardiovascular fat when they gain abdominal fat during midlife; and postmenopausal white women are at increased risk when they gain weight across their entire bodies, according to findings published in Menopause.

“Excess fat around the heart, in both men and women, is an evolving risk factor for heart disease,” Samar El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, said in a press release. “This study, coupled with our previous study in men, gives doctors another tool to evaluate their patients and get a better sense of their heart disease risk. It may also lead to suggestions for lifestyle modifications to help patients lessen that risk.”

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Fluorodeoxyglucose PET-CT scans useful for detecting cardiac sarcoidosis

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Trial Scorecard: PESA

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Evaluation of associations between 3-dimensional vascular ultrasound plaque burden and CV risk factors.
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