Flashing High Cholesterol

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Flash is an exciting word. A positive event. According to dictionary.com, a flash is:

  • a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning.
  • a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc.
  • But now ‘flash’ is also associated with high cholesterol.  (Hot flashes, that is.  And night sweats. And just like that — ‘in a flash’ I’d say, if I were a pun-ster —  flash falls flat.

    The SWAN study (I kid you not – it stands for the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation) of 3,201 women between the ages of 42 and 52 found that perimenopausal (the years leading up to menopause) and menopausal women with a high degree of hot flashes (6+/day),