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Health Advances Every Woman Deserves to Know #17 (Last One)

Monday, April 16, 2018

17. Lower your risk of breast cancer up to 62%.

A recent study showed that women who ate a traditional Mediterranean diet enhanced with extra servings of olive oil had 62% fewer cancers than women who simply cut their fat intake. So go ahead and enjoy olive oil on sauteed veggies, fish, or salads.

The best way to stay active and independent as you age---stay on top of the latest advances in women's health. Talk to your doctor to get clear, concise answers for all the questions you have about your body and your health. You'll be better informed when you talk with your doctor, you'll know which medical tests you really need, the benefits and drawbacks to the most commonly prescribed medications, and so much more. Stay vital, active, healthy, and independent at every age!


Don't worry if your heartbeat fluctuates. Most women think their heart should tick along like clockwork. But the reality is a healthy heart speeds up and slows down to match your body's need for oxygen.

There are two signs when a change in heart rate can signify a problem: when you have an unusually high resting heart rate or a low maximum heart rate. Be sure to discuss either of these issues with your doctor.
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