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Women given new insight into blood clot risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research shows an increased risk of blood clots in women who have any combination of a particular gene mutation, estrogen use, or common medical conditions -- specifically: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney disease.

Menopause Women's Health - General
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Women with PCOS on keto diet may see improvements in fertility      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The ketogenic (keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new article.

Menopause Women's Health - General
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Review of over 70 years of menopause science highlights research gaps and calls for individualized treatment      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Although about half of people go through menopause, less than 15% of them receive effective treatment for their symptoms. Treatment options for people experiencing irritating or severe menopause symptoms are often under researched, and some have questionable efficacy, or cause harmful side effects. Menopause experts now summarize what we know about menopause, call for more research into the timeline and treatment of menopause, and encourage individualized, holistic treatment that addresses both menopausal symptoms and other systemic changes happening in the body.

Birth Control Menopause
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Birth-control pills affect the body's ability to regulate stress, study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study suggests that birth-control pills negatively impact women's stress response.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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DNA barcoding identifies the plants a person has eaten      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

DNA barcoding is now being used to identify the plant matter in human feces, revealing what a person has eaten. A reliable genetic marker for plant-based foods can be retrieved from poop, showing not only what was eaten, but in what relative amounts. The technique should improve clinical trials, nutrition studies and more.

Breastfeeding Infant's Health Nutrition Today's Healthcare
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Unsafe feeding methods spiked during infant formula shortage      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A survey finds nearly half of parents who rely on formula for their babies resorted to potentially harmful feeding methods during the infant formula shortage.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity Today's Healthcare
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Molecular imaging identifies brain changes in response to food cues; offers insight into obesity interventions      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Molecular imaging with 18F-flubatine PET/MRI has shown that neuroreceptors in the brains of individuals with obesity respond differently to food cues than those in normal-weight individuals, making the neuroreceptors a prime target for obesity treatments and therapy. This research contributes to the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying obesity and offers valuable insights into potential medical interventions.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Nutrition Obesity
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Lean body mass, age linked with alcohol elimination rates in women      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research links women's lean body mass with how quickly they eliminate alcohol from their system. Women with obesity and those who are older eliminate alcohol from their bloodstreams faster than those of normal weight and those who are younger.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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All the immunity, none of the symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists found pairing specific diets with diarrheal disease-causing bacteria can create lasting immunity in mice without a need to ever experience symptoms. The findings pave the way for vaccine development that could reduce symptoms and mortality of diarrheal illness and other diseases in humans.

Fertility Menopause Women's Health - General
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Research challenges current thinking on the genetic causes of very early menopause      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The genetic causes of very early menopause will have to be reconsidered after researchers found that nearly all women who carried variations thought to cause the condition in fact had their menopause at an older age.

Chronic Illness Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition
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Omega-3 fatty acids linked to slower decline in ALS      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who eat more foods high in certain omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil and pumpkin seeds may have a slower physical decline from the disease and may have a slightly extended survival. Researchers also found an omega-6 fatty acid may be beneficial. The study does not prove that these omega fatty acids slow decline of ALS or extend survival; it only shows an association.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition
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Ketone supplements worsen performance in trained endurance athletes, researchers find      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Kinesiologists at McMaster University have found ketone supplements, used by some athletes hoping to cross the finish line faster, may in fact worsen performance. The new study tackles contradictory research findings related to the effectiveness of ketone supplements, which have gained popularity among athletes seeking a competitive advantage.

Dietary Supplements and Minerals Nutrition Women's Health - General
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A 'pinch' of mineral salts helps the noncaloric sweeteners go down      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Perfect noncaloric replacements for sugar and high fructose corn syrup just don't exist yet. For example, some alternatives have a lingering sweet aftertaste and lack a sugar-like mouthfeel, leaving some consumers unsatisfied. Now, researchers propose adding blends of nutritionally important mineral salts to make noncaloric sweeteners seem more like the real thing. Taste-testers indicated that these blends gave zero- and low-calorie drinks a better flavor.

Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity
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Fewer meals may prevent Type 2 diabetes, obesity      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

When intermittent fasting became all the rage among Hollywood celebrities, skeptics balked at the idea of skipping meals. But new research suggests the celebs might not have been that far off. The review found that a specific type of restricted eating may reduce the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health. Known as time-restricted eating, this type of fasting means having regular but fewer meals, cutting out late-night snacks and not eating for 12 to 14 hours (often overnight).

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Obesity
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The latest weapon against cancer is ... a keto diet?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Keto diets shrink pancreatic and colorectal tumors by starving them of the glucose they need to survive. But they also speed up development of a lethal wasting disease called cachexia. In mice, researchers have found that pairing keto with a corticosteroid prevents cachexia and increases survival.

Chronic Illness Nutrition Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Researchers uncover why light-to-moderate drinking is tied to better heart health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study offers an explanation for why light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with lower risk of heart disease. For the first time, researchers found that alcohol, in light to moderate quantities, was associated with long-term reductions in stress signaling in the brain.

Birth Control Chronic Illness Depression Menopause Mental Health Research Sexual Health Today's Healthcare Women's Health - General
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New study links contraceptive pills and depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Healthy Aging Nutrition
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Taurine may be a key to longer and healthier life      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study finds that deficiency of taurine, a molecule produced in our bodies, drives aging, and taurine supplements can improve health and increase lifespan in animals.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Diet tracking: How much is enough to lose weight?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Keeping track of everything you eat and drink in a day is a tedious task that is tough to keep up with over time. Unfortunately, dutiful tracking is a vital component for successful weight loss, however, a new study finds that perfect tracking is not needed to achieve significant weight loss.

Nutrition
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Colorful fresh foods improve athletes' vision      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Nutrition is an important part of any top athlete's training program. And now, a new study proposes that supplementing the diet of athletes with colorful fruits and vegetables could improve their visual range. The paper examines how a group of plant compounds that build up in the retina, known as macular pigments, work to improve eye health and functional vision.