Healthy Women, Healthy Lives

Healthy Women, Healthy Lives

A Guide to Preventing Disease From the Landmark Nurses' Health Study

Book - 2001
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In 1976, a team of physicians and researchers at Harvard Medical School heard from more than 120,000 women in response to a two-page questionnaire. Twenty-five years later, the Nurses' Health Study is still going strong. One of the largest, longest running, and most comprehensive health studies ever conducted, it has helped answer many key questions about the long-term health of American women. It is a remarkable story of dedicated researchers and study participants -- nurses who meticulously documented their everyday activities; filled out long, detailed forms; and even provided blood and tissue samples when asked...solely for the sake of advancing the health of women.

Individual results of this study are familiar to everyone. The Nurses' Health Study was among the first to show that using postmenopausal hormones increases the risk of breast cancer but that eating a high fat diet does not; that gaining weight in adulthood raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers but that doing simple exercises like walking can lower those risks. There's more. The Nurses' Health Study has also helped answer these important que

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Source, c2001.
ISBN: 9780684855196
Branch Call Number: 613.0424 4 Heal DARLIN 26.00
Characteristics: xxviii, 546 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hankinson, Susan E.


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