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Inactive older adults can lower heart disease risk by ramping up exercise: study

Sedentary older adults can help lower their risk of heart disease if they start exercising, a new study confirms. Researchers examined data on more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and older without any history of heart disease who had two health screenings between 2009 and 2012. Most were physically inactive at the first screening,… Read More »

Obesity Rate Is Lower Among Black Girls With Asthma in Underprivileged Areas

Asthma and obesity are two health conditions that disproportionately affect Black youth. But the first condition may protect young Black females living in disadvantaged neighborhoods from the latter, according to new findings published in Obesity Science & Practice, reports LSU Health New Orleans. In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the body mass… Read More »