Saturday, August 8, 2009

Black cohosh no help for hot flashes | Women at risk for cancer choose breast removal | Yoga helps weight loss

Study: Natural hot flash remedies no help for menopause

Results of a new study show that natural hot flash remedies, black cohosh and red clover offered no relief from hot flashes among women studied. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University found that the natural hot flash remedies also had no effect on memory loss, a frequent complaint among menopausal women. Keep reading

Women at high risk choosing breast removal to beat cancer

According to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, more women are making the choice to have their breasts and ovaries removed rather than risk cancer. The study showed that older women were less likely to opt for mastectomy, but were more willing to have their ovaries removed to beat the chances of ovarian cancer. Keep reading

Yoga can help with sustained weight loss

Results of a new study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows that regularly practicing Yoga could help promote weight loss and maintenance. Preliminary findings of the benefits of Yoga for preventing thick waistlines mid-life were reported four years ago by Alan Kristal, Dr.P.H., and colleagues, prompting the current study. Yoga leads to mindful eating that could help with sustained weight loss. Keep reading