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Healthy Women, Healthy Lives

A Guide to Preventing Disease, from the Landmark Nurses' Health Study

About The Book

Since 1976, the world-famous Harvard Medical School Nurses' Health Study has followed more than 120,000 real women, leading real lives, to discover what factors contribute to improving the health of women. The most important findings are made accessible to the general public in this easy-to-understand book that will revolutionize the way women live.
Healthy Women, Healthy Lives goes beyond simply labeling preventive measures and risky behavior -- it provides practical tips and strategies from clinical experts at Harvard Medical School for making healthy lifestyle changes. Here are the best ways to lower the risk of a host of chronic diseases, as well as tips for losing weight, stopping smoking, eating healthily, and exercising regularly. With easy-to-read graphs that clarify complex information and personal stories from nurses who have contributed to the remarkable study, Healthy Women, Healthy Lives is an extraordinary health book that will prove invaluable to women everywhere.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (July 2, 2002)
  • Length: 576 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743217743

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Susan Love author of Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book and Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book In this age of hype and sound bites, it is refreshing to read a book based on data. Thank you to the authors and especially thank you to all the nurses who participated in this landmark study, which now gives us the guide we need to live healthy lives.

Publisher's Weekly This is a reference book women should be reading throughout their lives.

Shape magazine Information that can help you make educated decisions about the behaviors that affect your health.

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