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Uterine fibroids and cardiovascular risk

Uimari O et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM, PBF, VFA

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Finland

Journal : Human Reproduction

STUDY QUESTION Are uterine fibroids associated with increased cardiovascular risk? SUMMARY ANSWER This study reports an association between increased serum lipids and metabolic syndrome with an increased risk of uterine fibroids. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Recent studies suggest similarities in biological disease mechanisms and risk factors for fibroids and atherosclerosis: obesity, hypertension and abnormal serum lipids. These findings are awaiting confirmation that a population-based follow-up study could offer with …
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