Air Pollutants Increase Risk for Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea presents frequent severe and painful cramps during menstruation from abnormal contractions of the uterus for up to 16-91% of girls and women of reproductive age, of whom 2%-29% have symptoms severe enough to restrict their daily activity. Air pollution may be a risk factor, according to researchers from ChinaRead

Blood Sugar A1C Biomarker Test for Atherosclerosis?

When running a routine glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C) test to track blood sugar levels, you may want to consider also using the test to identify individuals with advanced atherosclerosis. Though the test is used primarily for the diagnosis and management of prediabetes and diabetes, the glycosylated hemoglobin test can provide aRead

Inflammasomes Linked to Obesity-related Colon Cancer

Inflammasomes and colon cancer

Dysregulation of inflammasomes could be a significant factor in the development of obesity-associated colon cancer, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May). When this part of the innate immune system, which provides the first line of defense against pathogens, is exposedRead

DHA Supplement May Offset Damaging Outcomes of Maternal Stress on Unborn Males in Early Development

autism, probiotics, pregnancy

Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School ofRead

Unexpected Blood Sugar Dips May Explain Why Weight Loss is So Difficult for Some People

blood sugar dips

New research shows that people who experience big blood sugar dips, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others. A study published in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world that looks at responsesRead