Tag: postmenopausal women

Is Wine Healthy?

Is Wine Healthy?

It’s a logical question to ask if you’re enjoying a glass after a long day at work: Is wine healthy? Research has shown that drinking wine every day—following some important guidelines, of course—may provide adults with multiple health benefits. First, it’s important to keep in mind that the American Heart

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries

The many health benefits of blueberries may surprise you: They have a positive effect on everything from your heart to your blood vessels to your brain. Let’s start with some blueberry basics: A one-cup serving of blueberries contains just 80 calories and 0.5 grams of fat while delivering almost 25

UTIs: How to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

UTIs: How to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Drinking plenty of fluids has been among the top recommended strategies for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). But how much water is enough? Drinking an additional three pints of water a day may keep the urinary tract infection (UTI) away, at least for women who are prone, according to a

Frontline: Mediterranean Diet; Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia; Feminine Hygiene Products

Mediterranean Diet May Benefit Your Bones and Muscles
Postmenopausal women who eat Mediterranean-style have healthier bones and muscles, according to research presented in March 2018 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The researchers found that women whose dietary patterns most closely adhered to a Mediterranean-style eating pattern had higher bone mineral

Vitamin K’s Role in Preventing Osteoporosis

Vitamin K may not be the first vitamin you think of when discussing bone health, but emerging research shows that it may be as important as calcium and vitamin D in maintaining strong bones. Foods high in vitamin K content include dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard, and collard,

The Power of Protein at Breakfast

Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That’s the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the latest research shows that including more protein at the morning meal might provide many health benefits, including weight loss and preserving muscle tissue.

More Protein, Better Breakfast. Higher-protein breakfasts have been studied in teenagers

Newsbriefs: Ovarian Cancer; Hip-Fracture Risk; Dementia Risk; NSAIDs

USPSTF Reaffirms Ovarian Cancer Screening Position.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its 2012 position denying ovarian cancer screening to average-risk, non-symptomatic women, stating that the harms outweigh the benefits. (February 2018, JAMA). However, they also underscored that this recommendation does not apply to women who have genetic mutations,

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