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 these interventions.
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.