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The Younger You Get Hot Flashes, The Higher Your Heart Disease Risk

Knowing that hot flashes can boost heart disease risk, what can women do to lower their chances of developing this potentially deadly ailment? Hot flashes can be challenging for women experiencing menopause, but a new study finds that this symptom can also be a sign of heart disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Hot flashes are due to an increase in the levels of the eicosanoid PGE2 that rises as estrogen levels drop and insulin levels rise during menopause. This hormones is also implicated in arterial inflammation.  The best treatment for lowering PGE2 is a strict Zone Diet to lower insulin and 5 grams per day of EPA and DHA to lower production of that hormone. 

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