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Strength training is good for everyone, but women who train regularly get a significantly higher boost in longevity than men. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images hide caption

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Women who do strength training live longer. How much is enough?

Strength training is good for everyone. But women who train regularly, reduce their risk of death from heart disease significantly. And here are 5 other hidden benefits of building muscle.

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Strength training is good for everyone, but women who train regularly get a significantly higher boost in longevity than men. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images hide caption

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Women who do strength training live longer. How much is enough?

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Women who do strength training live longer. How much is enough?

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The U.S. prison population is rapidly graying. Prisons aren't built for what's coming

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People with metabolic syndrome, which can include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and several other conditions, are at higher risk of getting cancer, a new study finds. Oscar Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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How high blood sugar, hypertension and obesity can add up to cancer risk

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Shalanda Young, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told NPR that the president's budget puts Congress on notice. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden unveils a budget that would cut costs for families and hike taxes for the rich

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