Women's cholesterol spikes around final menstrual period

12/14/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

U.S. researchers said the critical time for adverse changes in lipid profiles in women is the year immediately around their final menstrual period, defined as 12 consecutive months without a period. The study found sharp increases in total cholesterol, low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein B before and after that time period.

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