Women's Heart Advisor January 2019 Issue

"Good" HDL Cholesterol May Actually Harm Older Women

Here's how to protect yourself against "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Lack of protection from HDL may explain in part why a woman's risk of heart disease begins to rise around menopause and quickly catches up to that of men. The reason for this remains unknown. "The change in hormone levels associated with menopause is usually blamed, but this has not been proven," says Dr. Laffin.

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