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How are heart disease and menopause linked?

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Once a woman reaches the age of 50, about the age of natural menopause, her risk for heart disease goes up dramatically. The chances also go up for young women who've had early or surgical menopause, who do not take estrogen

From: Menopause and Heart Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, May 2012. Women's Health Initiative. WebMD Medical Reference: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful After All." , January/February 2006. Journal of Women's Health

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 10, 2018

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, May 2012. Women's Health Initiative. WebMD Medical Reference: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful After All." , January/February 2006. Journal of Women's Health

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 10, 2018

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