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?
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.