Study Vitamin D Alone Will Not Boost Bone Health

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A study indicates that calcium supplements can improve bone health in pre-menopausal women. However, the vitamin D supplements do not provide any added benefit for women who already have normal vitamin D levels. It does not help in reducing bone turnover. The results of the study are accepted for publication in The Journal of Clinical […]

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Osteoporosis Facts Women Should Know

Osteoporosis is the general weakening of the bones usually brought about by aging. It causes the bones to easily fracture or break. Women are prone to osteoporosis and are at greater risk of having the condition as they age. Here are some important osteoporosis facts that women should know. Diabetes increases osteoporosis risk. If you […]

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Study Weight Loss Surgery May Lead To Premature Births

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggest that weight loss surgery in women may likely lead to an increased incidence of premature birth in case they get pregnant. These pregnancies may require more careful monitoring since they are considered as high-risk. The findings of the study are published in the British Medical Journal or […]

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Fathers Diet Play Crucial Role In Health Of Offspring

When it comes to kids, people usually associate them with the other’s first. It may be understandable, since it is the women who give birth to them. However, a recent study suggests that the father may also play a significant role in the child’s development as well. Aside from the genes, researchers from McGill University […]

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Experimental Drug Cures Osteoporosis In Mice

A team of international researchers led by scientists from the Columbia University Medical Center have reported that an experimental drug that inhibits the function of serotonin in the gut has been effective in curing osteoporosis in rats. This discovery is reported on the Feb 7 issue of Nature Medicine. The findings may someday be used […]

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Breast Cancer Survivors Taking Aspirin Experience Lower Death Risk

A recent study showed that breast cancer survivors taking aspirin may also experience a lower death risk from the disease. The said study was made by researchers from the Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The said study involved more than 4,000 nurses who took aspirin, mainly as a way […]

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Bitter Melon Can Kill Breast Cancer Cells

A study conducted at Saint Louis University suggests that a vegetable used in Oriental and Indian medicine to treat ailments such as diabetes can also be quite effective in killing breast cancer cells. A vegetable known as bitter melon, which is common both as food and as an herbal remedy in many parts of Asia […]

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Study Finds Antioxidants Wont Reduce Pregnancy Linked Hypertension Risk

A recent study has debunked a common theory that suggests antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and E may help reduce the risk of hypertension linked to pregnancy. Pregnant women who took vitamin C and E supplements provided no indication that it might prevent or reduce the risk of the dangerous high blood pressure condition […]

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Diet Related Pregnancy Risks

A pregnancy can be considered as a risky situation for both the mother and the baby. That is why pregnant women should try to be more careful since various factors may have an effect on the baby’s development during the pregnancy period. One such factor may be the mother’s diet. There are several known risks […]

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Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Pregnant women are recommended by their doctors to take folate during their pregnancy. Women take folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, supplements in order to prevent a number of birth related conditions which might include neural birth defects and premature birth. A previous 2008 US study indicated that taking folate for a year before […]

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