Tag: Women Health Initiative

Women’s Health Initiative

Women’s Health Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1990 established the U.S. Office of Research on Women’s Health. In 1991, this office launched its first national study on women’s health called the Women’s Health Initiative. The Women’s Health Initiative was initiated because there had been insufficient medical research relating to women’s health. Such research is critical [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Treatment of elevated cholesterol

Treatment of elevated cholesterol

Diet and Exercise The initial step in treating high cholesterol is diet, increased physical activity, and weight loss. Reducing dietary intake of saturated fat and cholesterol is beneficial in lowering LDL cholesterol, and regular, sustained aerobic exercise increases HDL cholesterol. Weight loss in women may cause a decline in HDL cholesterol without much change in [...]

August 5, 2011 More