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29 June 2010

New way to calculate women's heart rate

A new gender-specific formula for a woman's peak heart rate better predicts the risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

A new gender-specific formula for a woman's peak heart rate better predicts the risk of heart-related death, a new study finds.

The new formula is based on an analysis of 5 437 healthy women aged 35 and older (average age 52) who took part in the St. James Women Take Heart Project, launched in the Chicago area in 1992.

 
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