Women’s Health Initiative

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)  is a long-term, national health study that has focused on strategies for preventing heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. The Buffalo WHI center is one of 40 across the country and has nearly 4,000 participants from Western New York. Nationwide, there are more than 160,000 participants enrolled in the WHI.