8/21/2014 – For older women, working out may keep heart rates regular

Aug 21, 2014 Comments Off by

Physically active older women are less likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heartbeat, than less active women, according to a new U.S. study.

Contrary to suggestions that exercise might raise the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, the analysis based on more than 80,000 postmenopausal women found the risk of atrial fibrillation was lowered by up to 44 percent with regular physical activity.

Read the full article at Reuters.

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