THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 -- If you're a middle-aged woman, it's not too late to make lifestyle changes that could significantly reduce your risk of stroke, researchers say.
"We found that changing to a healthy lifestyle, even in your 50s, still has the potential to prevent strokes," said lead author Goodarz Danaei, an associate professor of cardiovascular health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
MONDAY, March 23, 2020 -- Eating tofu and other foods with high levels of isoflavones -- plant-based "phytoestrogens" -- could lower people's risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. The effect was especially strong in women.
"Other human trials and animal studies of isoflavones, tofu and cardiovascular risk markers have also indicated positive effects, so people with an elevated risk of developing heart disease should evaluate their diets," said study lead author Dr. Qi Sun. He's a researcher at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Taking an estrogen pill early in menopause could slow the progress of fatty buildups in the neck arteries, according to new research.
The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in Phoenix, sheds new light on estrogen therapy's possible impact on plaque buildup in arteries in early versus late menopause.
SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2020 -- People sometimes refer to menopause as "the change of life," but many women are surprised that one of the things that changes is their skin, an expert says.
"Although fluctuating hormones during menopause can result in a number of skin changes, these don't need to be disruptive to daily life," said New York City dermatologist Dr. Diane Berson. "With the right care, women can continue to have healthy, blemish-free skin during midlife and beyond."