Menopause is found to raise heart disease risk and is linked to more fat around the heart. The findings come from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, where they found that menopausal women are at a higher risk for heart disease, compared to their pre-menopausal counterparts.

The findings stem from hormone changes that occur during menopause. It is well known that estrogen provides many protective properties when it comes to health, and so when estrogen levels drop during menopause, women can become at risk for an assortment of different health problems, including heart disease.

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