Study: Cholesterol link between mothers, children
Children born to women with high blood cholesterol were more likely to later develop heart disease, according to a study published in Lancet. The researchers aren't sure if these children are inheriting a gene that makes them more susceptible or if the actual cholesterol in the mother somehow gets passed on to the fetus. For now, they urge mothers-to-be to make extra efforts to keep their cholesterol at a healthy level.
Running lifts depression
Running lifts depression as well as prescription antidepressants, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that tested 156 men and women with major depressive disorder. One group exercised aerobically for 40 minutes three times a week, another group took a prescription antidepressant, and the third exercised and took medication. While those who took medication had a faster initial response, exercise seemed to work just as well in the long run.
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