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Guest Post Courtesy of the Progressive Health Blog

Approximately 75 percent of menopausal women experience hot flashes and night sweats. Although hot flashes are an uncomfortable nuisance for millions of women, there may be a benefit. Now research reports that hot flashes and night sweats are linked with a lower risk for heart disease, stroke and death.� The study, published in the journal Menopause , investigated the relationship between menopause vasomotor symptoms and heart disease. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston, analyzed the data of 60,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study and followed for 10 years.� The researchers found that participants who had hot flashes and night sweats at menopause onset had a lower risk for heart disease, than those with symptoms later in menopause or no symptoms at all.� The study authors report that mo re research needs to be done to determine the mechanism behind this association. “Early VMS [vasomotor symptoms] were not associated with increased CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk,” the study authors write. “Rather, early VMS were associated with decreased risk of stroke, total CVD events, and all-cause mortality. Late VMS were associated with increased CHD risk and all-cause mortality

Good News About Hot Flashes?

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