Dr. Shani S. Saks shares whet heart disease studies are conducted more on men and if this is changing.
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Well in the past, heart disease was largely thought to be a man’s disease, probably because men, in general, start to have heart disease earlier than women do, although that is changing and being more recognized that certain women are in a higher risk category and can have heart disease even starting in their 30s or 40s, especially if they are diabetic or have very high cholesterol or certain family history. So that is something we’re learning about now, but currently we’re seeing a change where a lot of, some of the research studies are now including women, and some are being done exclusively in women to see if they respond the same way to certain treatments and medications.
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