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CV risk factors in women have similar effect on CHD, ischemic stroke

An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study found that, for middle-aged and older women who do not have cardiovascular disease, traditional and newer cardiovascular risk factors have mostly similar effects on coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke incidence, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Blood pressure, lipid levels, inflammation measures and other risk factors varied in comparisons of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

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