North American Menopause Society: Hot flashes can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.
A study presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting indicated that women who have sedentary lifestyles may have a greater incidence of nocturnal hot flashes. Researchers noted that hot flashes also tend to be associated with subclinical markers for cardiovascular disease, and they found that 3.3 sedentary hours tended to correlate to one nighttime hot flash period.
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