Dec 17

Aging stiffens the blood vessels but their flexibility also fluctuates based on a woman’s hormone state

Credit: Eero Haapala A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences measured arterial stiffness in women from wide age range. Increased stiffness is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Age was a strong determinant of arterial stiffness. Indicative of the role of hormones, menstrual cycle phase, […]