Exercise May Shield Older Women From Afib

August 21, 2014 4:02 PM

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High-intensity exercise was tied to a reduced risk for atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women and obese women in particular, researchers said.

According to an analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), women, ages 50 and up, engaging in 3 to 9 and more than 9 metabolic equivalent-hours (MET-hour) per week of physical activity had a 6% and 10% lower risk of atrial fibrillation, respectively, compared with sedentary participa...

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