Narrator: This is Science Today. There's more to a woman's mid-life health than menopause. That's the message of Diana Taylor, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Taylor has been working on a new model of health for women over fifty.
Taylor: My research focuses on ways that women can stay healthy to promote their health as well as to prevent disease through the use of non-drug remedies. Changing personal behavior, changing lifestyle, changing unhealthy things in our environment as well.
Narrator: One way to begin making personal and lifestyle changes is to simply keep track of general health measures.
Taylor: It might be changing a few things in your diet - adding some phytoestrogens such a soy or vegetables, fruits, whole grains. It might be reducing sugars, caffeine or it might be just starting to do some kind of exercise. Just as little as walking up stairs instead of taking an elevator. 041 Setting a goal for yourself that's doable.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.