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Break-ups and Make-ups, Condom Use in College and Stroke Risks for Older Women -- HER Week in Health

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Week In Health", Bailey Mosier looks at a study that examines those on again, off again couples and what those habits mean for later on in their relationship. We’ll also find out if women in college are using condoms and we find out that trans fats raise stroke risk for older women.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Week in Health.
Have you ever been in a relationship where you’re constantly breaking up and getting back together? In this week’s edition we’ll learn why you should walk away for good. We’ll also find out if women in college are using condoms and we find out that trans fats raise stroke risk for older women. Have a look.
Researchers from Kansas State University found that cyclical couples tend to be less satisfied with their partner, have worse communication, lower self-esteem, make more decisions that harm their relationship, and are less certain about their future together.

If you tend to be cyclical while dating, you’ll likely be cyclical while married. Trust diminishes and it’s likely you’ll have a trial separation within the first three years of marriage. So if you’ve recently gotten out of a relationship it may be best to pick up the pieces and move on.
Miriam Hospital researchers studied 280 first-year female college students and found they gradually use condoms less frequently during their freshman year.

This was particularly true for women who binge drink, have lower grade point averages or come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

We know unprotected sex puts women at greater risk for unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, yet there has been a gap in research specifically focusing on changes in condom use during women's college years. It’s important to identify the demographic and behavioral changes associated with decreases in condom use so that it can eventually lead to more targeted educational and intervention efforts.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill found an increased risk of stroke among postmenopausal women who consumed high amounts of trans fat.

Researchers analyzed the trans-fat intake of more than 87,000 women aged 50 to 79 over a seven-year span and found a 39 percent increased risk for stoke among those consuming the most trans fat.

Researchers encourage women to eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle as a major step in preventing stroke and other lifestyle-related diseases.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Week in Health. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every Friday for the latest in women’s health.

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