WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Women who exercise vigorously have a significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and other causes.
European researchers studying middle-aged and older women found the death rate from cardiovascular disease was nearly four times higher -- and cancer deaths doubled -- for women who did not exercise vigorously.
Alcohol & cancer
Even light to moderate drinking can increase the risk of developing cancer.
A study published online in Cancer shows a light level of drinking, one drink per day for 10 years, or two drinks per day for five years, increased cancer risk by 5 percent.
Cancer risk is the lowest when no alcohol is consumed.
Healthy body, healthy brain
A study from Northwestern University finds playing sports keeps the brain fit.
Researchers found uninjured athletes have healthier brains compared to non-athletes.
They say playing sports can tune the brain to focus better and lead to a healthier nervous system.