High cholesterol may pose greater heart attack risk for men than women

08/27/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

A Norwegian study of more than 40,000 middle-aged men and women found that high cholesterol levels were associated with an increased risk of suffering a first heart attack, particularly among men. Compared with women with high cholesterol, men at the same levels were at three times greater risk of having a heart attack for the first time. The findings appear in the journal Epidemiology.

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