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Risk factors for MI are more potent in women, finds study

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 07 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4708
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ

High blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes increase the risk of myocardial infarction in both sexes but have more of an impact in women than they do in men, shows a study in The BMJ.1

The findings emphasise that women should have the same access to treatments for these risk factors as men do, said the researchers.

Overall, men are at greater risk of myocardial infarction than women, but several studies have indicated that certain risk factors …

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