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Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Posted 1 day 11 hours ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 – Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This adds more weight to our understanding of how our everyday choices, like what we eat and how active we are, affect our risk of cancer," study author Cristina Bosetti, of the IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche in Milan, Italy, said in a Cancer Research UK news release. Bosetti's team analyzed the diets of more than 5,000 Italian women to determine how well they followed the Mediterranean diet. In general, the diet emphasizes eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, potatoes, fish and monounsaturated fats, along with moderate alcohol intake, and cutting back on meat and dairy products. Women who followed seven of the ... Read more

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Simple Test Might Predict Whether Some Pregnancies Succeed

Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 28 – Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy may help determine whether or not the pregnancy is viable, a new study says. A viable pregnancy means that there is a reasonable expectation that it will result in a live birth. Progesterone is a hormone that plays a key role in pregnancy. About one-third of women experience vaginal bleeding or pain in early pregnancy. Ultrasound is used to determine pregnancy viability but this test can sometimes be inconclusive, the authors of the new study pointed out. Along with Dutch colleagues, researchers at the University of Birmingham in England analyzed the findings of 26 studies involving more than 9,400 pregnant women. Seven of the studies included women with pain or bleeding and an inconclusive ultrasound result, and 19 studies included women with pain or bleeding and no ultrasound. The ... Read more

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