Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 19th, 2004
While hormone therapy improved women's cholesterol, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance, it significantly worsened artery narrowing and exacerbated inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen, which are linked to cardiovascular disease.
The new study, reported in the June 29, 2004, rapid access issue of Circulation, is the first trial to use angiography, or X-rays of coronary vessels, to document the progression of atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women with...
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