Premenopausal Reproductive Health Modulates Future Cardiovascular Risk - Comparative Evidence from Monkeys and Women .
Yale J Biol Med 2017 Sep 25;90(3):499-507. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the major cause of mortality among postmenopausal women living in industrialized countries. Several lines of evidence suggest that ovarian hormones (especially estrogen) protect the coronary arteries of premenopausal women. However, it is also known that women commonly experience disruptions in cyclic hormonal function during their reproductive years. Read More