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Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Issues

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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Your annual mammogram screening may give you a heads-up on your heart disease risk. Digital breast X-rays detect build-up of calcium in the arteries of your breasts, an early sign of heart disease. These white areas — known as breast arterial calcification (BAC) — are markers of hardening in the arteries and tend to go along with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and inflammation. Researchers reviewed health records of more than 5,000 women ages 60 to 79 who underwent one or more mammogram screenings. None of these women had...

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https://newsmax.com/health/dr-crandall/mammograms-cancer-diabetes/2024/05/29/id/1166689

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