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Ask the Expert: Menstrual Cycle
07/12/2012 - Q: Can foods affect my menstrual cycle? A: Estrogen naturally fluctuates during the menstrual cycle, and the degree to which it fluctuates is affected by the foods we eat.  The more high-fat, low-fiber foods one may get from McDonald’s, the higher the estrogen levels in the body.  The more low-fat
PCRM Research: Findings That Can Change Lives
12/28/2010 - PCRM is known as a research watchdog. We sued the federal government over its experiments in which short children were injected with a genetically engineered growth hormone. We exposed unethical whooping cough vaccine experiments on infants, stopped the Army’s notorious cat-shooting experiment
Foods That Fight Menstrual Pain
12/11/2010 - Lisa Talev, Donna Hurlock, M.D., and Neal Barnard, M.D., examine results of the menstrual pain study at PCRM's Washington office. For all of the symptoms of menstrual pain—headaches, backaches, water retention, irritability—there exists a cornucopia of over-the-counter medicines that promise r
Endometriosis
09/24/2010 - Endometriosis Many women experience menstrual pain, and one of its common causes is endometriosis. In this condition, some of the lining cells from the inside of the uterus end up in the wrong place. They are attached to the ovaries, intestinal tract, bladder, or elsewhere. And just as the cells inside the uterus
Using Foods Against Menstrual Pain
09/24/2010 - Using Foods Against Menstrual Pain   What Causes the Pain? Most women experience some menstrual pain, For up to 15 percent, it is severe enough to interfere with work and other activities for one or more days every month.1 Sometimes the paindiminishes after childbirth, but for many women it continues.2 In th
Study Shows Low-Fat Diet Reduces Disabling Cramps and PMS
01/31/2000 - WASHINGTON—Women following a low-fat, vegetarian diet can expect significant reductions in menstrual pain and PMS symptoms, according to a new study in the February issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The research was conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in c

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