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Study identifies factors at midlife associated with decline in women’s health years later

Imagine going to the doctor’s office at age 55 and, after measuring a set of health variables, the physician predicted your health trajectory for 10 years into the future. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital studied easily obtained variables among women at midlife, variables included health status measures, lab measurements and imaging assessments, to determine which factors were associated with clinically important declines in physical health later in life. In a study published in JAMA Network Open, the team identified factors that could potentially be used to determine who may be at increased risk of physical health decline later in life. Read More

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