Research Roundup

January 2006 Issue

Research Roundup

  • The ratio of your waist to hip measurements offers the best predictor of your heart attack risk, say researchers with the Interheart study.
  • Ginkgo biloba may help protect against ovarian cancer, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital concluded.
  • People who exercised at least twice a week in middle age were 60% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease when they got older according to a study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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