suffering from both breast cancer and obesity may have a more severe prognosis
than breast cancer patients with a healthier body mass index (BMI). A study
published in Clinical Cancer
Research (2008; 14, 1718–25) found that breast cancer patients with
an elevated BMI have lower rates of survival and more aggressive disease.
Caffeine can be your enemy if you are pregnant, says a new study that appeared in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Too much caffeine can increase the risk of miscarriage—even if you have no previous history of this problem.
Researchers found that a caffeine intake of more than 200 milligrams (mg) per day ...
perfect world, a couple’s desire to conceive a baby would be enough to
guarantee a positive pregnancy test. Unfortunately, many would-be parents find
themselves challenged by infertility. Now a new movement says that diet can
play a helpful role in increasing fertility. But can the foods we eat really
make a difference to our ability to reproduce, or is t...
dewy, flawless skin that you see in ads in women’s magazines? One way to
achieve that healthy glow may be by improving the food you put into your body.
While it is understood that
nutrition plays a key role in normal dermatologic functioning, little was known
until recently about the effects of diet and skin appearance. Now a study
dump that little pink packet of Sweet’N Low into your next cup of tea, consider
this: a new study has found that using an artificial, no-calorie sweetener in
place of sugar may be hazardous to your weight loss goals.
Reporting in the January issue
of the journal Behavioral
Neuroscience, researchers found that rat...
women experience morning sickness, usually during their first trimester. In
fact, 70%–80% of pregnant women report having some degree of morning sickness,
according to the American Pregnancy Association. While pesky, this condition is
quite normal and (blessedly) short in duration.
However, in about 1% of pregna...
If you are a new mother, congratulations!
Along with the blessings, however, come some physical challenges. Various
movements associated with care of a baby can cause serious distress to your
body if you don’t perform them functionally. How can you lessen the risk of
injury? Learn proper movement patterns for typical activities y...
Women who accept their bodies the way they are seem to be more likely to follow principles of healthy eating, new research shows. The findings suggest that women’s typical reasons for changing their diet—a dissatisfaction with their bodies—may backfire, said Tracy Tylka, co-author of the studies and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University’s Marion campus.
Did you know that heart disease is the leading killer of females in America? Not only does heart disease kill more women than men each year, but females who survive a cardiac event fare much worse than their male counterparts. Yet many women fail to recognize the toll that cardiovascular disease (CVD) can take on their bodies, and thus fail to do what is necessary to reduce the risk of getting ...
In a survey conducted by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a Washington, DC–based advocacy organization, 79% of women knew how much they weighed in high school but fewer than one-third knew their current cholesterol levels. Of the women who’d recently had a cholesterol test, only 57% could recall the results.
GfK Custom Research North America conducted ...