A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial found that 1,400 or 1,500 milligrams of calcium per day in overweight postmenopausal women was associated with significantly better body/trunk composition and noticeably less weight gain. /audio/podcast_QandA/Supplements_of_Calcium_Help_Weight_Management_in_Postmenopausal_Women.mp3
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A new Swedish study followed 31,671 women ages 49 – 83 for 10 years, evaluating the use of a multiple vitamin and the risk for a first heart attack. The women who consistently used a multiple vitamin for greater than five years had a 41% risk reduction for a heart attack, compared to women who did not take a multiple vitamin.
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Drinking two or more cups of coffee per day is associated with a 22% - 25% lower risk of stroke in women. The study followed 34,670 Swedish women for more than 10 years.
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This week we compiled our top ten Women's Health news from the last two years! These articles include valuable information on hormone balance, bone health, cancer risk reduction, heart health, and more. You’ll also see the facts on how bone drugs, estrogen replacement, and anti-depressants damage health. Be in the know. Learn how to attain and maintain optimum health and youthful vitality for life!
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, breast cancer
, Green Tea
, Vitamin D
In aging-related research done at the National Institute of Health it was found that amongst women age 30-65 those with the highest intake of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) were 49% less likely to have elevated levels of depression.
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A key strategy in the prevention of bone loss is to increase the antioxidant defense system within bone, which slows down adverse processes of accelerated bone loss. New research on the tocotrienol form of vitamin E shows that it does just that, leading researchers to conclude “tocotrienol has the potential to be used as an anti-osteoporotic agent in postmenopausal women.”
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French researchers studied the iron status of women at midlife and followed them for 13 years to assess the impact of iron status on cognitive function. Significant relationships were found between low iron status and poor cognitive function.
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