Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer risk

Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large American study suggests

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer riskWhile obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss to help reduce that risk. For the current study, researchers assessed weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart. […]

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 […]

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Healthy food, exercise potentially impede metabolic syndrome. New research has indicated the advantages of these two for post-menopausal women

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndromeThe research, disclosed in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, said that both healthy diet and exercise are crucial to a healthy transition to menopause for middle-aged women and these may help bring down their risks of type 2 diabetes and heart infections. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that […]

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transition

Menopause kicks in when menstruation comes to an end and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Perimenopause is the preceding period, usually lasting for 4 years on average, characterised by a decline in the levels of estrogen in the body. Symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and night sweats, could be reduced with a Mediterranean-style diet

Menopause: Effective diet tips to help you ease your transitionThere is no question that perimenopause and menopause mark a time of change and adaptation for the body. Moreover, the extent or severity of accompanying symptoms depends on a variety of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle habits. Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms linked to menopause, was believed to occur due to […]

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

There is technically no ‘normal’ level when it comes to sex drive. But if you have noticed a significant drop from your usual levels of desire or ability, it may be explained by one of the following

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and womenThyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopause

A new study suggests that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may experience a greater burden of hot flashes during the menopause transition

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopauseWhat occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018. It is estimated that among 60% to 80% of women experience hot flashes as part of menopause. Since hot flashes have been associated […]

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’

We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Experts state that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’  The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad hosted an international workshop on ‘Reframing the Biological Clock’ as part of a project funded under Wellcome Foundation UK Small Projects Grant for 2018. Researchers from the Institute are working on a pilot research looking at the how age and ageing are conceptualised in assisted reproduction. Principal Investigator […]

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 […]

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 […]
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