Category Archives: Women’s Health

B Vitamin Supplements Don’t Affect Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Findings are reassuring, experts say By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) — Research concerning B vitamins’ possible effect on colon cancer has been mixed, but a new study concludes that a B-vitamin combination supplement — including folic acid (B9), B6 and B12 — neither raises nor reduces the risk of colon cancer.…

Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) — Fast walking and jogging every day can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 50 percent, but an hour’s walk every day does not make a difference, according to a new Danish…

Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study

Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — People who spend a lot of time sitting are at increased risk for kidney disease, according to a new study. Researchers categorized more than 5,600 people, aged 40 to 75, according to the amount of time they spent sitting each day…

Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to ‘Be-Thin’ Pressure?

Study found female identical twins had similar levels of ‘thin idealization’ By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) — In a culture that frequently projects the message that you can never be too thin, a new study says genetic factors may make some women especially susceptible to that ideal. Almost half of…

Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content SUNDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) — People — particularly women — who read food labels while they grocery shop are thinner than people who don’t, a new study finds. Women who checked nutritional labels weighed what amounted to nearly 9 pounds less than those…