Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 19th, 2001
Scientists in The Netherlands measured levels of albumin, a common protein in the blood, in urine samples from 1,118 healthy postmenopausal women who were followed for up to 18 years. Women in the highest quintile of urinary albumin levels had an age-adjusted cardiovascular death rate 4.4 times that of women without detectable albumin in their urine. Albumin levels are obtained by a urinalysis that is part of a routine medical exam.
"We suggest that urinary albumin is an independent risk factor for...
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