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There has been interest for some time now about the role of vitamin D levels in the blood and the potential protective benefits of adequate levels in the prevention of breast, colon and other adenocarcinomas. This meta-analysis was conducted using a PUBMED search for observational studies of serum 25(OH)D and risk of breast cancer between […]

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NAC, Something new for Endometriosis

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases and can cause chronic pelvic pain and chronic lower abdominal pain, menstrual cramps, pain with vaginal penetration during sex, abnormal bleeding and infertility. Available conventional therapies include hormonal therapies, pain medication and surgery. A natural substance that is free of side effects, and one that shows […]

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Iron supplementation During Pregnancy

Iron deficient anemia affects 38% of pregnant women around the world and is clearly one of the reasons prenatal iron supplements are recommended. Researchers in this systematic review and meta-analysis analyzed 48 randomized trials of iron supplementation, involving 17,793 women and 44 cohort studies of maternal anemia and birth outcomes involving 2 million women. Iron […]

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Coenzyme Q10 deficiency has been implicated in fibromyalgia (FM). Past studies have demonstrated significant improvement in FM after oral CoQ10 supplementation. In the current study, the effects of oral CoQ10 was evaluated in four case reports of women with fibromyalgia. Four women, ages 49, 43, 65 and 66 were diagnosed with FM using conventional American […]

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NAC and PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in reproductive aged women with multiple manifestations and consequences. It affects approximately 6-10% of reproductive aged women and the metabolic disturbances associated with it have immediate and long term potential outcomes including infertility, hyperandrogenism, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even uterine cancer. […]

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Chronic cough and Iron

The purpose of this study was to investigate if iron deficiency has a role in unexplained chronic cough by contributing to irritability of the larynx. Twenty-two non-smoking women with chronic unexplained cough and iron deficiency (a serum ferritin below 15 ng/ml) were examined initially, and then again after 2 months of treatment with an anti-histamine […]

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Folic acid & Autism

It has been known for some time now that folic acid supplementation during pregnancy can protect against neural tube defects. More recently though, there is some evidence that it may be associated with lower occurrences of other neurodevelopmental disorders. In the current study, researchers used data from a nationwide Norwegian group of > 85,000 children […]

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Most women tend to think of the time period during their pregnancy and lactation as the area of focus for their nutritional and lifestyle improvement efforts. Increasingly though, practitioners, consumers and patients alike, are realizing that not only does taking care of oneself during the reproductive years affect a healthy pregnancy and offspring, but nutritional […]

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A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using twelve electronic databases to evaluate the evidence for probiotics in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Studies that used one or more species of live microorganisms of Lactobacillus species, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus and/or Bacillus were included. Randomized trials were included if the probiotics were […]

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This paper was a retrospective analysis of data from 2710 men and 1143 women which included 626 postmenopausal women and overall, an average age of 30 or older in Seoul, South Korea. None of the study subjects were taking a calcium supplement and a 24 hour dietary recall was used to assess calcium intake. Women […]

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