Women may get more health benefits from exercise than men, new research suggests

Women may realize more long-term health benefits of regular exercise than men, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

“Even a limited amount of regular exercise can provide a major benefit, and it turns out this is especially true for women,” cardiologist Susan Cheng, a co-author of the study that was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, said on Monday.

Researchers examined a group of 400,000 men and women in the United States over a 20-year period, finding that regular exercise lowers the risk of premature death differently between the sexes.

The study found that women who exercised regularly were 24% less likely to die from any cause during the study period than women who did not regularly exercise. Women who exercised
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