The standard international normative values for HDL are different for males and females. This is because research has found that there are marked gender differences in health risk with increasing age. Men have lower cardio protective benefits when compared to women of the same age. However, with increasing age this gender difference disappears, at which point the incidence of cardiovascular disease becomes a primary cause of mortality and morbidity in males and females.
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- How are you rewarded on Multiply Inspire and Inspire Plus for doing your health assessment?
- Multiply Inspire and Engage: What is a Healthy Heart Score?
- Do you have to fast before a health assessment?
- How many times a year can I do a health assessment?
- How long is a health assessment valid for?
- Can a Healthy Heart Score and fitness assessment result change the results of one another?
- Will a high cholesterol reading penalise me if I'm pregnant or gave birth in the last six months?
- Will body fat percentage be calculated if I am pregnant?
- Why does Multiply not show the body fat percentage?
- What if I am not happy with my estimated body fat percentage?