Zukhra Pavlova, an endocrinologist, MD, shared the corresponding opinion on the Instagram page.
The physician told about the study, which was attended by men aged 27 to 54 years old who had a heart attack. They were taken blood test, measured weight, height and waist circumference, after which the participants in the experiment were offered to ride a bicycle for three months three times a week for half an hour.
During this time, the level of good cholesterol among the participants in the experiment increased by almost a quarter. Besides, the subjects had a 45% decrease in estradiol levels. Pavlova stressed that this female sex hormone is associated with an increased risk of sudden death from cardiovascular accidents.
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