Research Roundup

June 1997 Issue

Women's Health News

Postmenopausal women who engage in moderate physical activity more than four times a week may reduce their risk of death by more than one-third compared to their sedentary counterparts, according to results of the Iowa Women's Health Study. "Moderate" physical activity in this study included bowling, golfing, gardening and taking long walks. The University of Minnesota researchers tracked more than 40,000 postmenopausal women between the ages of 55 and 69 for seven

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