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Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

Should Vegan Women Supplement with DHA During Pregnancy?

I recommend all pregnant and breastfeeding women follow the consensus guidelines to get about 200mg of preformed DHA from a pollutant-free source. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Neal Barnard, PCRM.org According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 12 percent of women will receive a diagnosis during their lifetime. Risk factors include being overweight, regular alcohol consumption, family history, and advanced age. How does food play a role in breast cancer risk? Research continually links meat and other animal products to increased cancer risk. Harvard’s […]

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Average US Woman Now Weighs as Much as 1960s Man

Average US Woman Now Weighs as Much as 1960s Man

By Dr. Mercola New data published in JAMA Internal Medicine paints a dire picture of health in the US based on the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity. In 2007, a research team at Johns Hopkins University predicted that if current trends in weight gain continued, 75 percent of US adults would be overweight by 2015. Here we are in […]

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Why Do Vegan Women Have Fewer Female Cancers?

Why Do Vegan Women Have Fewer Female Cancers?

Cervical cancer is now considered a sexually transmitted disease. It was originally suspected as such, but now we have DNA fingerprinting proof that virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus, human papilloma virus, which also causes cancers of the penis, vagina, vulva and throat. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2014/03/18/why-do-vegan-women-have-fewer-female-cancers/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Hormone Therapy Increases Risk for Serious Diseases

Hormone Therapy Increases Risk for Serious Diseases

Hormone therapy may help some women manage hot flashes during menopause. But it should not be used to prevent conditions like heart disease and dementia, a new study confirms. After analyzing data from about 30,000 women, researchers found the risk of serious health problems increased while women were taking hormones – as past studies have also shown – and then […]

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Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?

Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer?

Nori seaweed snacks may favorably alter estrogen metabolism by modulating women’s gut flora, resulting in decreased breast cancer risk. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Height Associated With Cancer Risk

Height Associated With Cancer Risk

Tall women have a greater risk for various cancers, compared with those who are shorter, according to a new study by the American Association for Cancer Research. Researchers analyzed the data from 144,701 postmenopausal participants from the Women’s Health Initiative and found that as height increased, so did risk of cancers, including thyroid, kidney, colon, ovarian, and breast cancers. The […]

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Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Cramps

Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Cramps

Women suffering with dysmenorrhea who switch to a plant-based diet experience significant relief in menstrual pain intensity and duration. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/dietary-treatment-for-painful-menstrual-periods/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?

Why Less Breast Cancer in Asia?

Though breast cancer is the most common cancer among women around the world, the rate in some areas of the world, such as Asia, is up to six-fold lower than in North America. Maybe it’s the green tea and soy? As I show in my 3-min. video Why Do Asian Women Have Less Breast Cancer? Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/06/11/why-less-breast-cancer-in-asia/ More […]

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Preventing Bacterial Vaginosis with Diet

A more plant-based diet may help prevent vaginal infections, one of the most common gynecological problems of young women. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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