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Understanding physical activity in the elderly

New Hutchinson Center research will enlist 8,000 women over 80 to determine activity levels needed to maintain heart health and prevent injury from falls

June 11, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Eight thousand women over age 80 across the U.S. are being enlisted to help the Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences researchers determine how much, how vigorous and what types of physical activity are necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and prevent injury from falls in later life.

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Women's Health Initiative: $55.4 million extension to 2015

Latest stage of landmark study focuses on cardiovascular events, healthy aging

Oct. 24, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

With a recent award of $55.4 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for continued coordination of the study through 2015, the Women’s Health Initiative is embarking on its next phase of research.

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Postmenopausal estrogen use brings both benefits, risks

Longer-term Women’s Health Initiative follow-up of estrogen therapy users finds reduced risk of breast cancer, decreased heart disease in younger women

April 11, 2011

Strokes and other health problems linked with estrogen pills appear to fade when women quit taking them after menopause, a long-term follow-up study from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative has found. The findings also confirm that concerns about breast cancer and heart attacks are largely unfounded for those who take the hormone for a short period of time to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.

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