Tag: cardiovascular

Timing of Physical Activity Key to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 25, 2012 — It is increasingly well-established that physical activity may reduce the risk for breast cancer; now a new study indicates that the timing and extent of exercise are key to gaining benefit. According to the study, published online June 25 in Cancer, any level of physical activity during the reproductive and postmenopausal years appeared to…

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Are Statins Less Effective in Women? Another Meta-Analysis

June 25, 2012 (New York, New York) — The debate as to whether statins have less benefit in women than in men rumbles on. The latest contribution to this saga is a new meta-analysis suggesting that statins are effective in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in both men and women, but there is no significant…

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Lifestyle Changes Help Prediabetic Women Live Longer

June 11, 1012 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Long-term lifestyle intervention (diet, exercise, or both) helps women with impaired glucose tolerance live longer, according to the results of a study presented here at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions. The same cannot be said for men, the researchers reported. “The reasons for the difference in the…

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Women With High Vitamin D Had Lower Risk for Early-Onset AMD

High vitamin D blood levels appear to be associated with a decreased risk for the development of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among women younger than 75 years, according to the results of a study reported in the April issue of theArchives of Ophthalmology. “…AMD, a chronic, late-onset disease that results in degeneration of the…

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