What is the WHISH study?
The Women’s Health Initiative Strong and Healthy (WHISH) is a trial within the large Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Extension Study, which, was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2015. It is testing whether increasing physical activity (e.g. moving more, sitting less) will reduce heart disease and stroke in older women. WHISH is led by Dr. Marcia Stefanick from Stanford University, Dr. Andrea LaCroix from the University of California, San Diego, and Dr. Charles Kooperberg from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (WHI Coordinating Center) in Seattle.