The study will test whether the effect of a concentrated cocoa
extract can help reduce heart disease and stroke and whether
commonly used multivitamin supplements can help reduce the risk of
cancer, particularly in older women.
The study will evaluate whether increasing physical activity,
reducing sedentary behavior and increasing muscle strength through
resistance training in elderly women will reduce the risk of
atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
This is a clinical trial and observational study with primary
aims to determine how hormone therapy, diet and calcium/vitamin D
affect risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis in
postmenopausal women, and to determine the longer term effects of
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
The multidisciplinary Division of Environmental Health Sciences
brings together students and faculty from across UB to integrate
perspectives from a wide range of research areas.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, principal investigator of UB’s
Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, discusses the
significance of the WHI, one of the longest and most comprehensive
studies ever done on postmenopausal women.