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News on Gender and Heart Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Last week,  two researchers from Australia announced an exciting new discovery about gender and heart disease. We have long recognized that men generally become prone to coronary artery disease earlier than women — on average a decade earlier — perhaps supporting the notion that male sex hormones increase one’s risk of heart disease. Although the role of androgens in cardiovascular…
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