Study explores why women have heart disease later in life than men

09/25/2013 | HealthDay News

Women generally develop heart disease a decade later than men, possibly because their bodies can better offset the effects of insulin resistance, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Stanford University researchers found that women younger than 50 had lower blood pressure and fasting blood glucose and triglyceride levels than men, but the differences disappeared in study participants ages 51 and up.

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