Avoiding Menopausal Weight Gain

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If you are a menopausal or post-menopausal woman and have experienced weight gain since you hit menopause, you are not alone!  Everyday, women who are in Menopause or who have already gone through Menopause visit their Gynecologists complaining about weight gain.  The cause of Menopause related weight gain is not clearly known at this time. … Read More

Smoking and Your Risk For Osteoporosis

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Osteoporosis (“porous bone”) is a condition in which the bones weaken and become more likely to fracture.    This serious health problem affects an estimated forty-four million people in the United States, sixty-eight percent of whom are women.  It also costs our health system millions in health care expenditures and lost productivity. It is most … Read More

Calcium Supplements and Women’s Health

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There has been much debate in the medical community over calcium supplements as they relate to women’s health.  Many medical professionals believe that most women do not get an adequate daily intake of calcium from their diets and thus should take a daily calcium supplements.  Others feel that calcium supplements are not needed and may … Read More

Decreasing Your Risk For Developing Osteoporosis

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If you have blonde hair, blue eyes and a slight build, you may be genetically at a higher risk for developing Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis.  Osteoporosis literally stands for “porous bones.”  Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis is caused by reduced Estrogen levels due to Menopause.  The reduced Estrogen levels lead to an increased rate of bone resorption.  When the rate … Read More

Teen Mothers and Risk of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

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A recent study published in the journal Menopause found that women who had their first babies during adolescent have significantly higher rates of Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis than older first-time mothers.  Researchers used data from a 2008 national health survey to analyze the rates of Osteoporosis in 719 Korean women.  Among the 719 women analyzed, 93 had … Read More