Height Loss In Women
As women age, they tend to lose some height. This usually begins once women reach their 50s and may not sound like a big deal to many women. However, new Scandinavian research has linked this change to an increased risk of early death from heart attack and stroke. Because height loss in women hasn’t been well studied, a Swedish team recently looked into it and concluded that regular physical activity may help women maintain their height. Even better, the study also found that becoming more active also may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sofia Klingberg et al, “Loss of height predicts total and cardiovascular mortality: a cohort study of northern European women, BMJ Open, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049122
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