It’s long been known that heart disease develops later in women than men. But the biological reasons why females have a heart health advantage were unknown. New research from the University of Guelph may have solved the mystery.
The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian “clock” molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according to a new study by U of G researchers.
The findings, published in Cardiovascular Research, could help prevent heart disease as we grow older.