Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk  in older women“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]

Short interval between pregnancies poses health risks for mother and baby

Mothers should wait at least a year between giving birth and getting pregnant again to reduce health risks to mother and baby, a new study says

Short interval between pregnancies poses health risks for mother and babyResearchers looked into nearly 150,000 births in Canada for the study and found that a short gap between pregnancies affected mothers aged over 35. But women of the same age who waited 12 to 18 months to conceive again after having a baby reduced the risk of short and long-term damage to their health. A […]

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women

Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women“In spite of their age, the frequency of their incontinence and their lack of experience with yoga, these women were able to learn to practice yoga effectively through a three-month yoga program that involved twice weekly group classes with six to 10 other incontinent women,” said study author Dr Alison Huang. “And by the end […]