Gender gap narrows for heart disease among middle-aged

10/27/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The gender gap is closing when it comes to heart attack and heart disease rates for middle-age men and women, U.S. researchers reported. Experts had believed middle-age women were mostly protected from heart disease by hormonal influences, but a rising obesity rate may weaken that natural advantage, increasing their rates closer to those of men.

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