Feeling the heat carries cardiovascular risk

Menopausal women who suffer from hot flushes or night sweats may be at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, an Australian study shows.

This finding holds true even after taking the effects of age, BMI, menopausal status, lifestyle and other chronic disease risk factors into account, say the researchers from Queensland University.

Previous studies have suggested that hot flushes and night sweats may have a slightly different aetiology, but in this analysis, no differences in associations were