Does Menopause Increase the Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease?

  • Yvonne T. van der Schouw
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 17)


In Westernized societies, most women die from coronary heart disease. Importantly, premenopausal women are at lower risk relative to men of comparable age and postmenopausal women [1,2]. Protection by endogenous oestrogens is a likely explanation, yet the question whether menopause increases the incidence of coronary hear disease has still not been answered satisfactorily yet.


Coronary Heart Disease Premenopausal Woman Coronary Heart Disease Risk Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Bilateral Oophorectomy 
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