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Hormone Replacement Therapy: What Women Need to Know

Hormone Replacement Therapy: What Women Need to Know

by Stephanie Meadows
For many years, doctors routinely prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the treatment of menopause and its symptoms, as well as to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. In 2002, the results of a large, government-funded study called the Women's Health Initiative raised serious questions about HRT's benefits and risks. So what exactly is hormone replacement therapy, and what does it treat?

Is There a Difference Between Body Mass Index & Body Composition?

Is There a Difference Between Body Mass Index & Body Composition?

by Stephanie Meadows
Body mass index, or BMI, and body composition are ways to determine whether you're at a healthy weight, and, by extension, if you're facing a higher risk of obesity-related illnesses, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, both types of measurements have their benefits and drawbacks, and how you use them to measure your fitness progress depends on your goals. In other words, there is a difference between BMI and BMA, so here is your go-to-guide.