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Endometriosis and the risk of coronary heart disease

Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease that affects many women. It is a painful disorder in which the endometrium, a tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside the uterus. This not only causes severe pelvic pain during periods but may also cause fertility problems and many women complain of an increase in pain over the years as well.

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Latest ‘news’ about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the heart

It would be true to say that for every study that claims benefits for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is another that says it isn’t beneficial. There are host of reasons why this might be the case and this is not really the place to have this debate – suffice it to say that the latest information from the 49th Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, which was presented in March this year has stated that the claims that HRT can be beneficial to the heart may have been overstated.

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More on HRT

According to researchers who studied the effects of HRT on 5,692 women, HRT really is as bad as the most recent research has been suggesting – but it seems that it is worse for older women.

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Try beer instead of red wine for your heart

According to some new evidence not all alcohol is created equal when it comes to protecting your heart. Dutch researchers have found that spirits and red wine caused a rise in homo cysteine levels, which have been associated with a greater risk of heart disease. There was no recorded increase when participants consumed beer.

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