A low-fat diet may prevent pancreatic cancer in overweight or obese women, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Women with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed 89,479 eligible participants from the Nurses’ Health Study II study and tracked pregnancy rates, lifestyle factors, and heat disease incidences.
Intake of soy by breast cancer patients is associated with improved survival rates, according to a study published in Cancer.
Obesity increases the risk of developing or dying from several forms of cancer, according to a literature review published in BMJ.
Dairy products including cow's milk may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
High amounts of protein increases risk for heart failure in women, according to data presented this week at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting.
A high-protein diet does not promote healthful weight loss, according to a study published in Cell Reports.
Dairy products increase the risk for ovarian cancer among African-American women, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Although previous studies have shown that postmenopausal hormone “therapy” increases breast cancer risk, a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer shows that the risk may be greater than had been realized.
Dietary cholesterol is linked to increased breast cancer risk, according to a meta-analysis published in Nutrition Research.
Red meat intake during childhood leads to earlier onset of puberty in adolescent girls, according to a study published online in the Journal of Nutrition.
Processed meats and fish increase risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Causes & Control.
Carotenoids and vitamin C found in fruits and vegetables reduces risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A high-fiber diet during adolescence lowers breast cancer risk, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.
A virus found in beef and dairy products may be a possible risk factor for breast cancer, according to a case-control study published in PLoS One.
Having just one drink per day increases breast cancer risk, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
A plant-based diet may prove best following the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, according to a review published in The Permanente Journal. Researchers investigated long-term lifestyle choices and their impact on health risk factors such as heart disease, bone health, and obesity that influence overall survival.
Women who avoid red meat are more likely to be at a healthier weight and have lower levels of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers analyzed lifestyle and dietary information in an ethnically diverse group of 275 healthy premenopausal women and collected biomarkers of inflammation linked to cancer incidence.
According to a study published in PLoS One, mothers in the United States have lower levels of carotenoids in their breast milk than do mothers in China and Mexico. Researchers collected samples of breast milk and plasma from 60 mother-infant pairs over 26 weeks in Cincinnati, Shanghai, and Mexico City as part of the Global Exploration of Human Milk Study.
A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.
Women who consume the most red meat during childhood are at higher risk for developing breast cancer, compared with those who consume the least, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.
A diet rich in potassium reduces the risk of stroke for postmenopausal women, according to a study published online in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
High cholesterol levels increase the risk for breast cancer
A high-fat, high-cholesterol diet increases the risk for breast cancer, according to a study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Soy products do not affect onset of menarche for girls, according to a new study in the Nutrition Journal
Women who eat diets high in fat and saturated fat increase their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.
Researchers looked at breast cancer subtypes defined by estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor (HER2) using data collected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC) study.
Red and processed meat products increase women's disease risk, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Tall women have a greater risk for various cancers, compared with those who are shorter, according to a new study by the American Association for Cancer Research.
Weight loss among 20 overweight, postmenopausal women resulted in better memory skills, according to findings presented last weekend at The Endocrine Society's annual meeting.
Soy products can improve survival from lung cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Women who consumed the most high-fat dairy products were more likely to die during a 12-year follow up, compared with those who consumed the least, according to a new study published by the National Cancer Institute.
Higher levels of soy product consumption do not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence and may in fact reduce the risk, compared with lower intakes, according to a review published this month.
Diabetes increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study published in Cancer Causes and Control.
Women who were encouraged to eat a low-fat diet with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains were more likely to lose weight and reduce hot flashes and night sweats, according a new study in the journal Menopause.
A new report in the July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women previously diagnosed with breast cancer have less risk of cancer recurrence if they consume soy products.
Women dealing with hot flashes have found relief from soy products, according to a new study published in the journal Menopause.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Women following vegan diets have significantly more omega-3 "good fats" in their blood, compared with fish-eaters, meat-eaters, and ovo-lacto vegetarians, according to a new report from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study.
A carcinogen found in grilled chicken may worsen breast cancer, according to new research. In the October issue of Toxicology, Imperial College London researchers shared results of a study treating human breast cancer cell lines with PhIP, one of a group of carcinogens called heterocyclic amines.
Women consuming the most soy products have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Women consuming more vegetables have a decreased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Postmenopausal women whose diets include plenty of lignans, natural compounds found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and flax and sesame seeds, may have a lower risk of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Women with the highest fruit and vegetable intakes have better ovarian cancer survival rates than those who generally neglected these foods, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Consumption of soy, fruits, and vegetables helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Soy consumption improves breast cancer survival, according to a report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.
In a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, intake of soy products reduced the risk of hip fractures as much as 36 percent among women who consumed more than the least amount of soy.
Soy intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer in men and women, respectively, according to two new studies that will be released tomorrow in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A new study looking at more than 1,500 Asian-American women living in California and Hawaii showed that those with the highest intake of soy during childhood (younger than 12 years old) had a 60 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
Mushrooms may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a case-control study conducted in southeast China.
A new study shows that postmenopausal women who take hormone therapy have significantly lower brain volume in the frontal lobe (p=0.004) and hippocampus (p=0.05), compared with a placebo group.
High-fiber, low-fat diets reduce recurrence of breast cancer by 31 percent in women with higher estrogen levels, according to a new report from the Women's Healthy Living and Eating Lifestyle Study.
Avandia and Actos, two diabetes drugs, double the risk of bone fractures in women with type 2 diabetes, according to a new report by researchers at Wake Forest University and Britain's University of East Anglia.
China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic, according to the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
The study showed women with genes that rapidly activate these carcinogens are at particular risk of breast cancer if they eat meat.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal links cancer to body weight.
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that a low-fat diet may reduce the incidence of ovarian cancer.
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that breast cancer rates have been heavily influenced by the use of mammography and hormone therapy.
Results from the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study show that, in women previously diagnosed with breast cancer, diets including at least five fruit and vegetable servings daily, when coupled with physical activity, reduce mortality by nearly 50 percent.
Results showed that those who consumed the most animal products had nearly four times the risk of cancer, compared with those whose diets were derived primarily from plant sources.
A new study found low-fat dairy product consumption is linked to an increased risk of infertility.
A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that soy foods may lower the risk for ovarian cancer.
A new study finds that a recent drop in postmenopausal hormone use was soon followed by a decline in breast cancer incidence.
A recent analysis from Harvard's Nurses' Health Study II found that red meat consumption increases breast cancer risk.
A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health shows a higher risk of ovarian cancer among women with increased intakes of lactose, the primary sugar in dairy milk.
A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that the power of fruits and vegetables to protect against breast cancer may depend on a woman's genes.
Ovarian Cancer Risk and Consumption of Milk Products and Lactose: Meta-Analysis of Epidemiological Studies Finds Some Support for a Link
An analysis of 21 studies that have investigated the link between ovarian cancer and the consumption of milk products and lactose has found some support for the hypothesis that high intake is associated with increased cancer risk.
Hot flashes can be suppressed with estrogens and progesterone, but symptoms are likely to return as soon as the treatment is stopped, according to a new report from the Women's Health Initiative.
A new study shows that a major diet overhaul is easier than most people might have imagined.
Tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the use of hormone replacement therapy has plummeted in the U.S. since studies confirmed that HRT increases risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Hormone replacement therapy did not reduce the risk of heart problems in 2,763 postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease participating in the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS) for 6.8 years, according to a new report published in JAMA.
Women whose cholesterol levels are in the top 25 percent have a 76-percent increase in risk of developing dementia, compared to women with lower cholesterol levels, according to a study of 1,037 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study.