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Women with endometriosis show higher risk for heart disease

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 01 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1851
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Women who have endometriosis diagnosed at age 40 or younger are three times more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition, says a large prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1

Researchers reviewed the records of 116 430 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II, and women with a history of heart …

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