Menopause News Flash: Should You Take Statins To Prevent Heart Disease?

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Menopause News Flash – research, news and information
No need to go scouring the Internet. I’m here for you with all the latest menopause news.

Last week, I shared that the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology had issued new guidelines. Now, one guideline, that people with at least a 7.5 percent risk of suffering heart attack in the next 10 years could reduce their risk by taking statins, is now undergoing fierce debate in the medical community. Learn about the controversy and the official critique that will be published on Tuesday.

In defense of sleep schedules: Keeping consistent bed times and wake times can help slim your waistline, according to new Brigham Young University research.

Suffered depression before menopause? You may be more likely to suffer depressive symptoms following your final menstrual period, according to new research in JAMA Psychiatry.

The new trend in breast imaging: MRIs. According to a new study inJAMA Internal Medicine, rates of breast MRIs have nearly tripled in recent years.

One C-section doesn’t mean you’ll have more! Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery following a prior caesarean section are successful, according to a study published Wednesday in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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