Dyslipidaemia prognosis worse for middle-aged men

In a study drawing on blood samples from more than 40,000 people in Norway, investigators found men younger than 60 were at greater risk from high cholesterol than women of the same age.

Over the 12 years of the study there was a threefold difference in the rate of myocardial infarction among male participants compared to female (553 new infarcts versus 157).

There was no such gender differential for risk from obesity or hypertension.

Epidemiology 2013; 24:637-42