DISCOVERY: Genesis of Uterine Leiomyomas (Fibroids) Discovered in Genetic Mutations

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Scientists at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital have made a breakthrough in understanding the genesis of uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids. The findings of the new study represent a significant advance in fibroids research. Without detailed knowledge on the mechanisms of tumorigenesis involved, it would be difficult toRead …

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Whole Soybeans Reduce Hot Flashes in 84% of Study Subjects

Can eating soybeans reduce hot flashes during menopause? If the diet is rich in whole soy 9not isoflavones), it’s very likely. A new study, published by the North American Menopause Society in the journal Menopause, tested the theory that a plant-based diet rich in non-genetically modified, whole soybeans reduced moderate-to-severeRead …

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Women Benefit from a Protein Hydrolysate During Carb-Restricted Training, Men Do Not

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While most nutrition guidelines for athletes are based on research for men, a recent study shows that consuming protein supplement, specifically protein hydrolysate, during carbohydrate-restricted training is helpful for improving training intensity in women, but not in men. Read on for more on protein hydrolysate during carbohydrate-restricted training. This newRead …

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Air Pollutants Increase Risk for Dysmenorrhea

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Higher Levels of Vitamins A, B2, E, and Folate May Reduce Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Previous studies suggested that the onset of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer development may be activated by oxidative stress, the association had not been clearly understood. A study of a significant 11,070 participants, led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, and a team of researchers at LSU Health New OrleansRead …

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Vitamin D Status Linked to “Tinman” Gene that May Reduce Risk of Preeclampsia

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According to the World Health Organization, preeclampsia affects between 2% to 8% of pregnancies. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications in the mother and child. Among other risk factors, such as obesity and diabetes, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia. InRead …

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Menopause Society Endorses Multifaceted DHEA Therapy

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The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) announces publication of its 2020 Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) Position Statement. The new recommendations reflect the healthcare community’s most recent and proven safe and effective therapies for treating women with GSM, including intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), oral ospemifene, and a low-dose estradiol vaginal insert.Read …

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Case Report: Hormonal Regulation In PCOS with Acupuncture and Herbal Supplements

From our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of menstrual irregularity and hyperandrogenism in women of reproductive age. Conventional treatment is centered around the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) to regulate menstrual cycles, protect against endometrial hyperplasia, and manage clinicallyRead …

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Three Fasting Studies Uncover Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits for Breast Cancer

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Three recent fasting studies lend clarity to the timing of fasting for weight loss and benefits of fasting diets for breast cancer patients. Let’s look first at the timing question. STUDY ONE/ A study, in Cell Metabolism, compared the timing of two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feedingRead …

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