WEDNESDAY, April, 4, 2018 -- Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report.
The biggest benefit seems to come from cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Eating these strong-smelling veggies was linked to less thickening of the carotid arteries, located in the neck.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- New research finds that, for women over 60, there's a link between long-term use of antibiotics and heightened odds for heart-linked death.
But the study of more than 37,000 U.S. women couldn't prove that the bacteria-fighting meds were the cause of the troubling trend, or whether the culprits were the illnesses the antibiotics were intended to fight.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 -- Excess belly weight -- a so-called apple shape -- raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report.
While obesity raises heart attack risk in both sexes, women with bigger waists and waist-to-hip ratios have greater odds for a heart attack than men who have a similar apple-shaped body, a large British study finds.