Category: Women’s Health

The Scientific Link Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer in African American Women

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*Image: Huffington Post The scientific link between alcohol and breast cancer is strong, but most of the research backing it has been done in caucasian women, not diverse groups of women. Now, in a new analysis published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists find the same risk of breast cancer among African-American women. They…

New Study Links Soy to Reduction in Breast Cancer Deaths

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Soy’s reputation is not the best; there are numerous controversies surrounding this protein-containing portion of the soy bean. But medical professionals all over the world are striking back. Many strongly disagree with its negative reputation and put the blame on the overuse of highly-processed government subsidized soy, AKA Genetically Modified. A new study is backing…

New Study: Soy Isoflavones Beneficial for Women with PCOS

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What are Soy Isoflavones? Soy Isoflavones are antioxidant and phytoestrogen plant-derived components from the soybean plant. Commonly consumed through soy-based foods like soy flours and soy proteins, soy isoflavones are also found in dietary supplements. A new study conducted by Arak University of Medical Sciences and Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran say soy…

New Study: Lactobacilli Bacteria May Help Protect Breast Tissue

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New Study: Lactobacilli Bacteria May Help Protect Breast Tissue Recent research from Spain indicates that over 700 different bacterial species live in the milk ducts of a woman’s breasts. The bacteria living in us and on us are referred to as the microbiome; there are pounds of them numbering possibly in the hundreds of trillions….

Bone Balance Index to Determine Risk of Bone Loss for Women

According to Jun Wang, MS, Nutritional Consultant at InVite Health’s Forest Hills and Bronx store locations, “Osteoporosis is a health condition where your bones are weak and brittle. Health risks of osteoporosis may include an increase of fractures of the hip, wrist and spine. Generally speaking, osteoporosis is bone loss and, every day since the…