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What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

It’s an obvious question to women who may be experiencing symptoms: “What is PCOS?” The short answer: polycystic ovary syndrome, a complex hormonal disorder. Because PCOS symptoms can overlap with other diseases, a woman who’s experiencing them should seek medical advice from a gynecologist.

A leading cause of infertility, PCOS

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

Obesity Is Linked With More Types of Cancer

In recent years, researchers have discovered an association between being overweight or obese and higher risks of several types of cancer, including breast, endometrial, and colorectal cancers. Now, add eight more types of cancer (stomach, liver, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, and more) to the list, according to researchers from the International

Cancer Prevention Guidelines Can Help Save Thousands of Lives

In 2001, the American Cancer Society issued guidelines for preventing cancer. Since then, a study of almost half a million subjects drawn from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study shows that following the guidelines may slightly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a greater

Newsbriefs: Omega-3s; Weight Loss; Obesity and Cancer Risk

Omega-3s May Protect You After Heart Attack
Giving heart attack patients a high daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring by 5.6 percent in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study (Circulation,

Following Cancer Prevention Guidelines Can Lower Risk

A team from the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman’s College of Public Health conducted the first review of its kind to track adherence to dietary and physical activity cancer prevention guidelines with actual cancer outcomes.
An estimated 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses and nearly 600,000 cancer deaths are expected

Lifestyle Choices Can Help Prevent Cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016, and that about 596,000 people will die from the disease. Eating a poor diet, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and being overweight are thought to account for more

Uterine Cancer:  Symptoms Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Uterine Cancer: Symptoms Can Lead to Early Diagnosis

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system. Endometrial and other cancers of the uterine body (the upper part of the uterus) are newly diagnosed in more than 54,000 women each year, according to The American Cancer Society. Almost all uterine cancers originate in the inner

The Acrylamide-Cancer Link

Humans have been eating acrylamide, a chemical that forms in some foods when they are exposed to high heat, for as long as we have been cooking, but it wasn’t until 2002 that its presence in foods was discovered. The Maillard reaction, a naturally occurring reaction between specific proteins and

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