Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 27th, 1999
Now, a new study may reveal part of the reason: the gene that's responsible for making receptors to the hormone estrogen might be 'out of service' as a consequence of atherosclerosis, preventing the formation of the receptor. If there aren't enough of these receptors within the cells making up the arteries of the cardiovascular system, estrogen cannot provide any preventative effect.
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