Archive for the ‘Female Cancer and Health’ Category

Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian Cancer Risk

January 9th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

New research suggests that prolonged use of hormone therapy in postmenopausal women increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. “We’ve seen a growing body of evidence linking unopposed estrogen and estrogen-plus-progestin to an increased risk of ovarian cancer,” said study author James V. Lacey Jr., an epidemiologist with the National Cancer Institute. “There are still Read the entire post…

Cola Raises Women’s Osteoporosis Risk

December 29th, 2010 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Cola may not be so sweet for women’s bones, according to new research that suggests the beverage boosts osteoporosis risk. “Among women, cola beverages were associated with lower bone mineral density,” said lead researcher Katherine Tucker, director of the Epidemiology and Dietary Assessment Program at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging Read the entire post…