Dyslipidemia may put men at particularly high risk, study finds

09/11/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

High cholesterol levels may raise the risk of acute myocardial infarction in men younger than 60 more than in women, and obesity and hypertension lead to similarly increased risk for both genders, researchers from Norway reported in the journal Epidemiology. "Our results suggest that in middle age, dyslipidemia is much more detrimental for men than for women, and that preventing dyslipidemia has a greater potential to reduce the occurrence of AMI among men," researchers concluded.

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