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Annual Athena SWAN Lecture

The Annual Athena SWAN Lecture organised by Imperial College London's School of Public Health took place on 11 September 2013. Professor Dame Val Beral from Oxford University spoke on ‘What women can do to stay healthy'. With a lecture theatre filled to capacity, and a keen audience ready to take on board her advice, Dame Val Beral gave her tips on how women can stay healthy. These included:
  • Don’t smoke; give up if you do
  • Keep your weight down
  • Breastfeed if you have children
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink as little alcohol as possible
  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Take the pill, but stop before age 40 years
  • Take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as little as possible

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