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Older Women Are Different Than Older Men. Their Health Is Woefully Understudied.

Late last year, the Biden administration promised to address this problem with a new effort called the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research. Why?

For example, many drugs widely prescribed to older adults, including statins for high cholesterol, were studied mostly in men, with results extrapolated to women. “It’s assumed that women’s biology doesn’t matter and that women who are premenopausal and those who are postmenopausal respond similarly. Read more.


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