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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine problem that is diagnosed in reproductive aged women. It’s complex and involves multiple body systems but is associated with hyperinsulinemia, impaired glucose metabolism, hyperandrogenism and dyslipidemia. It is estimated that 5-6 million women in the United States have PCOS. The manifestations of PCOS can include irregular/infrequent menses […]

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Green tea has been studied for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most abundant green tea catechin and is considered the most bioactive constituent that can reduce body weight by decreasing fat cell differentiation and proliferation. One study has demonstrated that green tea extracts and drinks could reduce […]

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Researchers for the Iowa Women’s Health Study assessed health related issues including dietary habits and intake, and the relationship with type I (estrogen related) and type II (estrogen independent) endometrial cancer. A total of 23,039 were evaluated with an average age at study onset of 62 years. A total of 592 invasive endometrial cancers were […]

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A recent study confirmed what we probably all already know: Women who don’t smoke, have a body mass index lower than 25, exercise at least 30 minutes a day and eat a Mediterranean-style diet have a significantly lower risk of sudden cardiac death. In the Nurses’ Cohort Study that followed 81,722 women from 1984 to […]

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I often say to my patients, “there is no medication, herb, vitamin, mineral or therapy that does as much for your health as does exercise”. Regular exercise is associated with so many health benefits… you wonder why we are so resistant to it. Exercise research is associated with reducing the risk of most of the […]

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Calcium and Weight Loss

Gonzalez A, White E, Kristal A, Littman A. Calcium intake and 10-year weight change in middle-aged adults. J Am Diet Assoc 2006l; 106:1066-1073. A study conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle, Washington evaluated the effect of dietary and supplemental calcium on 10-year weight change in 5250 men and 5341 women from the […]

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Besides being a source of information about calcium, vitamin D, and weight gain, the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) study yielded other data on dietary supplements. In the VITAL study, 15,655 men and women completed questionnaires about their 10-year use of supplements, dietary and health habits, height, former body weights, and present weight. Among overweight or […]

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Gaullier J, Halse J, Hoivik H, et al. Six months supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid induces regional-specific fat mass decreases in overweight and obese. Br J Nutr 2007; 97:550-560. A randomized, double-blind. placebo-controlled trial examined the use of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in 118 overweight subjects with a body mass index (BMI of 28-32 kg/m2 […]

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