Recommended foods to help women post menopause

As women age their nutritional needs also do. Women face a certain risk of disease post menopause. Here is a list of five healthy foods that women should opt for as they age

Recommended foods to help women post menopauseDo you remember the healthy things your mom did for you when you were a kid? Maybe she nagged you to eat breakfast, packed you a hearty school lunch or made sure your dinner was hot no matter what time you got home. Now it’s time for you to do something healthy for your mom […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

Premature menopause and its management           

Premature menopause is a condition in which a woman stops menstruating before the age of 40. Sometimes this can occur as early as 30 years of age, leading to various problems, related to health and reproduction in the affected women

Premature menopause and its management           The ovaries have two functions, first is to produce eggs for fertility and the second to produce reproductive hormones. The ovaries make three types of steroid hormones – testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. The ovaries are most active during the age between 20 and 30. Global statistics suggest approximately 1-4 per cent of women stop ovulating […]

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women. On average, women develop cardiovascular disease, about 10 years later than men. Although, rates of heart disease among younger women (aged 35 to 54) are actually increasing, a trend thought to be attributable to obesity

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?One in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease, compared to 1 in 31 women who die of breast cancer. While the actual numbers of deaths from heart disease have declined among both men and women, more women die of cardiovascular disease each year than men. It is thought that this difference is partially due to […]

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals study

Women who go through the menopause early are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, while women who go through it late are at increased risk of breast, womb, and ovarian cancers

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals studyEating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say […]

All you need to know about menopause

October 18 is observed as World Menopause Day to throw light on the less relevant, yet important phase in a woman's life

All you need to know about menopauseOctober 18 is marked as World Menopause Day and the day is not observed to laud the fluctuating hormones or the phase. It is an attempt on part of the World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Menopause Society to throw light on the health of menopausal women. This day is a way to […]

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopause

The study highlighted that laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs. This is important because menopause comes when a woman has no eggs left

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopauseAccording to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women can reduce their risk of an early menopause by increasing their intake of vitamin D. Laboratory evidence showed that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs; […]

Study links being underweight to early menopause

In the study, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kilograms per square meter — at any age — were 30 per cent more likely to experience early menopause compared with women whose BMI was between 18.5 and 22.4 kilograms per square metre

Study links being underweight to early menopauseA large study of almost 80,000 women concludes that being underweight poses a risk of experiencing early menopause The researchers were led by Dr Kathleen Szegda — who, at the time of the study, was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — and the findings were published in the journal […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Yo-yo dieting likely to increase risk of heart disease death, even if you are not overweight

Women of normal weight who subsequently experienced the yo-yo effect were 3.5 times more likely to die from sudden cardiac arrest than women whose weight remained stable

Yo-yo dieting likely to increase risk of heart disease death, even if you are not overweightObesity increases the risk for some of the leading causes of death in the United States, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Being obese or overweight is also linked to an overall lower quality of life and poorer mental health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that […]
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