Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart sickness, as the protective effect of estrogen declines.

However, in a additional psychoanalysis, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a demean risk of dying from heart fierceness than did men of same ages.

“Women have lower cardiovascular illness risk than men, even after menopause,” said the psychotherapy’s gain studious, Dr. Catherine Kim, an member professor of medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “But the advantage is seen primarily in white women compared to white men; black women have less of an advantage compared to black men.”

Although some research has suggested that natural menopause does not boost heart sickness risk but surgically induced (after hysterectomy and ovary removal) menopause does, Kim did not locate much difference in risk together in the middle of menopause types.

Her long-term scrutiny found: White women who went through natural menopause had a 55 percent condensed risk of nonfatal heart attacks and added heart happenings compared to white men. White women who had surgically induced menopause had a 35 percent edited risk. Black women who had natural menopause had a 31 percent edited risk of nonfatal heart attacks compared to black men, though black women who had surgically induced menopause had a 19 percent condensed risk.

The chemical analysis, published July 1 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is believed to be the first to compare men and women and how menopause type affects heart illness risk, according to Kim.

Her team looked at greater than 23,000 men and women, all older than 45, who were enrolled in psychiatry amid 2003 and 2007 and had no heart sickness at the psychoanalysis begin. The researchers followed them until the post pone of 2011.

Kim can’t thoroughly want the findings concerning the order of postmenopausal women. “It is secret why their risk remains low,” she said. “It is reachable it is a residual effect of the estrogen, but estrogen therapy studies have shown no bureau for cardiovascular risk to date.” Nor can she control by the racial differences, she clarify.

She in addition to found that the risk of heart irritate does not seem to stockpile together for women the added they are from menopause.

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a cardiology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, noted, “These findings recommend that tallying factors along with menopause status and conventional coronary heart disease risk factors may account for sex differences in midlife.”

Fonarow, who was not animated in the research, added, “While prior studies have suggested a unexpected rise in risk in women after 50, the risk observed in this psychiatry was more gradual. Additional studies are needed to enlarged admit what may account for the differences observed.”

All women should attempt to condense risks as they can, Kim said. “Although we all ensue older, we can continue to exercise, preserve a healthy weight, and ensure that our blood pressures are controlled.”

“These findings good luck engross attention to that women should focus more or less achieving and maintaining heart health irrespective of their age and menopausal status,” he said. “This includes regular brute cartoon, not smoking, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels and body weight.”