Study IDs cardiac death risk factors in postmenopausal women

12/13/2012 | FoodConsumer.org

An analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative found that postmenopausal women had a greater risk of sudden cardiac death if they were obese, older, smokers or black; had an elevated pulse or white blood cell count; or had a history of heart failure, diabetes or high blood pressure, among other factors. The findings appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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