Womans Health

Osteoporosis rates higher with Early Menopause

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that early menopause was associated with twice the chance of having osteoporosis later in life. The Swedish research was published in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

In the Swedish Malmo Perimenopausal Study, 390 white northern European women participated in the observational study starting back in 1977 when they were 48 years old. The women were categorized into one group who started menopause before 47 and the other group who started menopause at 47 or later.

High Fiber Diet prevents Cardiovascular Disease most effectively in Women

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that women showed the biggest benefit for preventing heart disease when they ate a high fiber diet. The research came from the Lund University in Sweden and showed that women who ate a high fiber diet had almost a 25 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease compare to those who at a low fiber diet.

The Dietary Fiber and Saturated Fat Intake Associations with Cardiovascular Disease Differ by Sex in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Cohort: A Prospective Study is published in the PLOS One scientific journal.

2012 California County Health Report released by CDPH

County Population Dark Orange is over 900,000, medium orange is 300,000 to 900,000 and lightest yellow is under 300,000 people - credit CDPH.gov report

(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health has released their County Health Status Profiles 2012 report that assesses the health status of each county throughout the state. The current data analyzed was between 2008 – 2010 and was compared against the Healthy People 2010 National Objectives to determine if the state has met each goal.

The CDPH report saw improvements from the previous report that involved the years of 2005 through 2007. The new report saw around a 14 percent decline in the birthrates of adolescent mothers for the 2008 through 2010 data. There was a 29.4 percent reduction in motor vehicle traffic crash death rates, which was the best improvement overall in the 2012 report. The rates of Gonorrhea infections declined by 25.6 percent. AIDS infections declined by 24.4 percent. Diabetes death rates also showed a decline by 11.1 percent. All cancers including lung, breast, and prostate declined since the 2005 – 2007 report. There also was a reduction in coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. However, death rates for Alzheimer’s disease and suicide rates increased.

Vitamins and Nutrients report by CDC released - Vitamin D, Iodine, and Iron Deficiencies in US

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 2nd National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the US Population. The report found that overall the nutrition in the US population is at good levels. However, some areas need some improvement – vitamin D, iodine, and iron.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency is higher in black Americans. The agency found 31 percent deficiency rate in Vitamin D in non-Hispanic blacks. Even though this group has lacking vitamin D levels, they tend to have greater bone density and less fractures. The vitamin D deficiency in Mexican-Americans was at 12 percent, while non-Hispanic whites were at only 3 percent.

Mothers who give Birth to Small Babies have Higher Risk for Heart Disease

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(Best Syndication News) - Mothers who had given birth to small for gestational age infants, had almost twice as high chance of developing ischemic heart disease. This was according to a recent study published in the March 14, journal PLoS ONE.

Radek Bukowski led the research from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The study involved looking at 6,608 records of mothers in the US. Out of these, 399 had delivered small babies for the gestational age, and 453 mothers developed ischemic heart disease (IHD). The data suggested that the mothers with the smaller sized babies were at an almost twice as high risk for developing heart disease.

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