A new study suggests that self-employed women might have better cardiovascular health. In the study, published in the journal BMC Women’s Health, researchers at UCLA analyzed data from over 4,500 women over age 50 and compared those who were salaried employees, those who worked for wages, and those who were self-employed. They found that women who were self-employed had 34 percent lower odds of obesity, 43 percent lower odds of high blood pressure, and 30 percent lower odds of diabetes compared to those working for a salary or wages. They were also more likely to exercise at least twice a week.