Women’s Health

Multivitamins for Breast Cancer?

April 15, 2014
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Researchers sought to discover if “multivitamins with minerals supplements (MVM) used by women already diagnosed with invasive breast cancer would affect their breast cancer mortality risk.” After an over 7 years of study, they found that “breast cancer mortality was 30 % lower in MVM users as compared to non-users.” The study concluded that “Postmenopausal...
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Breast Cancer Spontaneous Regression?

April 3, 2014
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Breast cancer is certainly a frightening diagnosis for any woman. But a group of researchers was concerned that there may be a natural regression for certain forms of breast cancer that may not be considered. To determine this, they matched groups of women by age and compared those who had been screened for breast...
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Berry Good for Women

March 6, 2014
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There are a number of reasons to include berries in your diet. A new study just found another. Researchers monitored the eating habits of 93,600 women 25 to 42 years of age for 4 years, with an additional 18 years of follow-up. They found that “combined intake of 2 anthocyanin-rich foods, blueberries and strawberries,...
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Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

February 25, 2014
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While cancer is a very frightening disease, a recent study found that it has been overdiagnosed with the advent of mammograms. Researchers noted “our estimate of overdiagnosed cancers attributable to mammography over the past 30 years involved more than 1 million women.” This is shocking news given the trauma of breast cancer. Given the...
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Soy Fights Lung Cancer in Women

February 20, 2014
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An interesting study that included information on over 70,000 women found a correlation between the amount of soy foods eaten by women and their likelihood of experiencing lung cancer. Researchers concluded “that soy food consumption may reduce lung cancer risk in nonsmoking women, particularly for aggressive tumors…” Read the Abstract
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Smoking Steals 10 Years from Women

November 26, 2013
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A study involving 1.2 million women made some sobering discoveries about how smoking impacts women’s health: “two-thirds of all deaths of smokers in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are caused by smoking;” “of the 30 most common causes of death, 23 were increased significantly in smokers;” “smokers lose at least 10 years of lifespan.”...
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Advil & Tylenol Increase Hearing Loss Risk

October 31, 2013
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Of the most popular over-the-counter pain relievers (analgesics), there are essentially three: aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) has numerous side effects including gastrointestinal ulceration/bleeding. Acetaminophen’s most dangerous side effect is liver damage. An earlier study has already shown that the use of analgesics can increase the risk of hearing loss in...
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Vitamin D Important for Your Heart

October 24, 2013
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The list of benefits related to having getting sufficient vitamin D is long and includes reduction in the risk of several cancers, dementia, bone loss and much more. A study of over 10,000 women found that vitamin D also reduces the risk of life-threatening heart issues. When they compared women with the highest amount...
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Potassium Citrate Increases Bone Density

September 24, 2013
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Maintaining bone density can be challenging for seniors as they tend to lose it as they get older. Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is a way to measure the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bone and is an indicator of the likelihood of osteoporosis and fracture. A study of seniors showed that...
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Obesity and Breast Cancer

September 17, 2013
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According to a number of studies, there are two realities that need to be understood in the relationship between obesity and breast cancer: “Obesity is a risk factor for the development of new cases of breast cancer and also affects survival in women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer.” “Women with breast...
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