Study: Walking seems to lower women's stroke risk

DALLAS (AP) - A new study suggests that women can lower their stroke risk by going for a walk.

Women who said they walked briskly cut their stroke risk by more than a third compared to those who didn't do any walking. And women who walked at least two hours a week at any pace also had a lower risk of stroke. The study was published online Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

While previous studies have shown that physical activity decreases the chances of having a stroke, the new study focused on what kind of exercise might be most beneficial for women.

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