In the past it was difficult to find information about women and cardiovascular disease. The main reason, most research was performed on men. The times they are a changing, especially since it has come to light that cardiovascular disease affects each of the sexes differently.
A recent study found that aerobic exercise builds strong, big hearts in females, and exercise was more beneficial for females than male. Well, in female mice anyway, but researchers believe the exercise benefits translate to humans. Not only did female mice build stronger and bigger hearts, they experienced a decrease in a protein usually found in people with heart disease.
This is good news for us cardio loving ladies and good motivation for those of us who dread cardio. I think this study might make it a bit harder to convince our male counter parts to go for a romantic jog with us, but as long as we are getting off the couch and working on our hearts. I'd say we are in good shape.
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