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Does menopause increase your risk of heart disease?

I'm wondering about this subject?  Does a woman have a greater chance of heart disease after menopause?  I know age is an obvious risk factor for heart disease but am wondering about the changes after menopause as another area to consider.
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From what I have read from various sources, yes. And it is thought to be caused by the decline in estrogen. Here's one article - https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/what-is-cardiovascular-disease/menopause-and-heart-disease.
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