Smoking, lack of exercise may raise risk of late-life health problems in women

10/21/2013 | Reuters

Older women who said they never exercised faced a greater risk of developing arthritis, heart disease and walking problems, according to a study of more than 2,500 older women in the U.K. Past and current smokers also were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than nonsmokers. The findings appeared in the journal Age and Ageing.

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