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21 August 2017

What can older women do to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease?

What can older women do to lower their chances of developing cardiovascular disease? Start by taking brisk walks, say Swedish scientists. Working with 120 women over the age of 65, they found that just ten minutes of moderate physical exercise per day can make a significant difference in counteracting the negative effects a sedentary lifestyle has on the risk of cardiovascular disease. "We are not talking slow everyday pace, but at least one brisk walk or other physical activity requiring some exertion," notes Andreas Nilsson, one of the researchers.

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