The Lancet Items
Lack of exercise can be as deadly as smoking – and something as simple as upping your exercise can help lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. More than 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths worldwide in 2008 could be linked to inactivity.
Researchers believe anti-breast cancer medication such as tamoxifen could be used to prevent breast cancer in women with a greater than 4% above average risk of getting breast cancer - working in the same way that statins are used for heart issues.
If you are an apple shape - with a tendancy to put on weight around the middle - you are not at a greater risk of heart disease than any other overweight woman. An international study refutes previous claims that waist fat leads to poor heart health.