“We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes,” says Goodarz Danael, the study’s lead author.
Not getting enough sleep was found to be particularly associated with eating more added sugars and more food in general.
The study comes at a time when a growing number of states are making it more difficult for women to get abortions by imposing waiting periods, mandatory counseling or medically unnecessary ultrasounds.
Each year, more than a million young women under the age of 21 in the United States are getting medically unnecessary pelvic exams and Pap tests, a new study finds.
Rhode Island is cited as the healthiest state for women and children, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.
“Using robust data to challenge these sorts of myths is important,” sociologist Leah Ruppaner says, “especially given that women continue to be bombarded with work, family and household tasks.”
Even in high-income countries, where women have wide access to information about reproductive health, only between 11 percent and 33 percent of women are aware of the devices, the review reports.
Women were particularly more vulnerable to lower-body injuries involving the legs, spine and abdomen. They were twice as likely to sustain those injuries as their male counterparts.
The most significant improvement in mental well-being during the study occurred among the women who started the study as moderate drinkers but who then gave up alcohol.
In the current study, all the women had what most experts consider a healthy body mass index (BMI) of between 18.5 and 25.9.
The study found that older women who took an average of 4,400 steps per day were 41 percent less likely to die within the next four years than those who took only 2,700 steps per day.
“What we found is it’s not just whether you feel comfortable or not, but that your performance on things that matter — in math and verbal dimensions, and how hard you try — is affected by temperature,” said study co-author Tom Chang.
The findings support other research that has linked a lack of physical activity to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease — and of having poorer health and quality of life after a heart attack or stroke.
The study found that women with large breasts spend almost 40 percent less time exercising than women with smaller breasts.
The study also found that women aged 50 and older who consume multiple diet drinks daily are at increased risk of heart disease and an early death from any cause.
The findings support previous research that has suggested a correlation between chronic stress — of any kind — and weight gain, particularly among women.
The daughters of mothers who had higher levels of certain chemicals — particularly diethyl phthalate and triclosan — during pregnancy tended to experience puberty at a younger age, the study found.
Researchers decided to investigate Goop’s claim that jade eggs were used in ancient China. They found no evidence for the claim.
Women need to be included for HIV/AIDs measures to effectively control this epidemic.
The study also found that middle-aged women who have been sexually assaulted are at greater risk of depression and anxiety.