I often see more people of males undergoing treatment for heart disease. It is often said that female reproductive hormone (oestrogen) has some cardio-protective action by preventing constriction of coronary arteries. Can any one explain this?

  • $\begingroup$ Can you please provide some reference to support the statement? Your observations can be biased and the sample size may be too small to make such claims. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Oct 6 '19 at 17:49

A potential cause is the different distributions of body fat in males and females.

Men typically store their fat in their midsections and women store it in their hips/legs.

Ectopic fat, a type that puts people at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, is stored more in the midsection of people.

Therefore, men are more likely to get cardiovascular diseases.



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