Published Wednesday in the journal Menopause, the observational study was led by Rebecca Thurston, a professor of psychiatry at Pitt’s School of Medicine. Researchers included experts from around the country as well as from Pitt and Allegheny General Hospital. They studied links between vasomotor symptoms — night sweats, hot flashes and flushes — and risk for heart disease among 254 postmenopausal women participating in the Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation study of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Access the article here.

Study: Early menopause symptoms linked to heart risks

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