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Exercise Shown to Be Best Way to Ward Off Heart Disease

New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine may have uncovered the key to lowering risk of heart disease in women. The New York Times’ Well Blog reports that in women over 30, exercise is the single most effective way to reduce heart disease, ahead of quitting smoking, lowering blood pressure, and losing weight. Heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death in U.S. adults, is reduced by as much as three times for women in their 70s who exercise, compared to other methods of lowering the risk for chronic heart disease.

Read the article in the New York Times’ Well Blog.

Read the study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.