Dr. DeLisa Fairweather says estrogen helps protect against heart attack by preventing inflammation that contributes to the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries.
And men have a higher risk of heart attack than premenopausal women. So what should postmenopausal women do to stay heart-healthy?
Watch your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, maintain a healthy weight, eat a heart-healthy diet, exercise regularly and don’t smoke.
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