If women change some aspects of their lifestyle now thousands of cases of breast cancer could be prevented over 20 years – a leading researcher predicts.
A report from the American Cancer Society finds the breast cancer death rate in the United States continues to drop more than two percent per year, a trend that began in 1990 and is credited to progress in early detection and treatment.
New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers show that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism interferes with the beneficial effects estrogen has on the cardiovascular system, providing a better understanding of the interplay between cholesterol and estrogen in heart disease.
A recent decline in breast cancer incidence is unlikely to be caused by a decrease in mammography screening, according to a study published online August 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It is more likely due to the drop in postmenopausal hormone use.
Menopausal women are at relatively high risk for memory loss, high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes. A decade ago, the standard treatment for these problems was long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Since then, studies have shown that extensive use of HRT is associated with significant adverse effects.
New evidence published on bmj.com confirms that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should not be prescribed to older women who are many years past menopause to help prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease.
Breastfeeding for a period of thirteen months or more has been shown to reduce the mother?s the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to new data presented at EULAR 2007, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain.
Strokes kill 45% more women than men in Canada, according to a new data analysis released by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. And that?s why Canadian women have a strong reason to be aware of the warning signs of stroke, says the Foundation.
Any cardio protective effect of hormone replacement therapy may be inhibited if women are taking a particular type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain killer, report researchers led by Garret FitzGerald from University of Pennsylvania in a paper published this week in PLoS Medicine.
Are soy products healthy additions to a person?s diet, safe alternatives to hormone-replacement therapy or cancer-causing agents? The answer, according to University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor William Helferich, is, “It depends.”