Author Affiliation: Division of Cardiology,
University of California, San Francisco.
The critical importance of preventive medicine for all people has long
been recognized, as documented in the writings of Hippocrates and Osler.1 Moreover, in preventive health, it is clear that sex
matters, as the 2001 Institute of Medicine report concluded after reviewing
the basis for biological differences in health.2
Redberg RF. Vitamin E and Cardiovascular HealthDoes Sex Matter?. JAMA. 2005;294(1):107-109. doi:10.1001/jama.294.1.107