Midlife Women Face Heightened CardioMetabolic Risks Post-Menopause
1 Jan 2024 • A study, encompassing 4,849 articles, underscored a significant increase in cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk factors among postmenopausal women in low- and middle-income countries compared to their premenopausal counterparts.
The findings highlighted elevated odds for metabolic syndrome, high waist-to-hip ratio, hypertension, elevated triglycerides, and plasma glucose in postmenopausal women.
These findings confirmed that CMD risk factors are present at higher levels in postmenopausal than premenopausal women. This demonstrates an urgent need for public health policies that focus on early monitoring and interventions targeted at reducing CMD risk and related adverse outcomes in midlife women.
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