Learn about the risks of social isolation and the benefits of exercise for women Also according to research in the Archives of Internal Medicine, smoking may increase the risk of pancreatitis.
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Dr. Shirin Yazdanian: This is insidermedicinein60 from Dallas. According to research in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, physically fit women are less likely to die from breast cancer. In a study of over 14,000 women, researchers found that those who achieved moderate or high aerobic fitness were less likely to die from breast cancer than low fitness women. At least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week is recommended. From Columbus, according to research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, companionship may reduce the severity of stroke. In a study of mice, researchers found that, following a surgically induced stroke, 60% of those caged alone died within a week, while none died if they were caged with a partner. This study adds to mounting evidence that social isolation may be a health risk factor. Finally, from Copenhagen, according to research in the Archives of Internal Medicine, smoking may increase the risk of pancreatitis. In a study of over 18,000 people, researchers found that about 46% of all cases of acute and chronic pancreatitis were associated with smoking. Currently established risk factors for pancreatitis include alcohol consumption and gallstones. For Insidermedicinein60, I'm Dr. Shirin Yazdanian.

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