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Interactions between aging and sex differences for cardiometabolic risk factors

We explored age-dependent patterns in sex differences for a wide range of cardiometabolic disease risk factors and observed widespread and divergent patterns for different risk-factor groups. These findings highlight the importance of taking both age and sex into account when assessing a person’s risk of developing cardiometabolic disease.

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Fig. 1: The effect of aging on phenotype levels is different in men and women.


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This is a summary of: Zhernakova, D. V. et al. Age-dependent sex differences in cardiometabolic risk factors. Nat. Cardiovasc. Res. (2022).

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Interactions between aging and sex differences for cardiometabolic risk factors. Nat Cardiovasc Res 1, 878–879 (2022).

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