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Archive for the ‘Girls’ Health’ Category

Women Should Eat More of These Foods

According to health experts, women of all ages need essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and folate, which they can find in various types of foods. Nutritionists recommend steaming broccoli florets and drizzling them with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. Broccoli is superior among all foods in fighting against cancer with its powerful phytonutrients. It contains indole-3-carbinol, which been shown to reduce the risk of breast and cervical cancers, and kaempferol, which has protects against ovarian cancer. Broccoli is a rich source of folate, a B vitamin important for supporting proper development […]

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Posted in: Anthocyanins, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidants, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Cervical Cancer, Girls' Health, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Hypertension, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Meal Preparation, News Briefs, Vitamin D, Vitamins and Minerals, Weight Loss, Women's Health

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Working Moms and their Children’s Health

A newly published research paper written by a Cornell University health economist reveals that American mothers with full-time jobs spend about 3.5 fewer hours per day on chores such as cooking, grocery shopping and playing with children compared to stay-at-home and unemployed moms. It was also found that working moms are more likely to make up for this lack of time by purchasing prepared foods in the form of takeout from restaurants or prepackaged, ready-to-eat meals from the grocery. Although these are generally less nutritious than home-cooked meals, lead author John Cawley states that it is not accurate to attribute […]

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Posted in: Girls' Health, Kid's Health, Lifestyle, News Briefs, Nutrition, Obesity, Overweight, Parenting, Teenage Health

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Obesity and Gallstones in Children

Researchers of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena led by Corinna Koebnick, PhD report online in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition that children who are obese have a greater risk of having gallstones compared to their normal weight peers. Although the condition is common among female adults who are obese, it used to be rare among children and little is known about possible contributing factors. Gallstones form in the liver or gallbladder when bile becomes saturated with cholesterol, which commonly occurs in obesity. Biliary cholesterol from the liver also increases in the presence of estrogen, thus more females […]

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Bone Health Advice for Teenage Girls

Experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have released updated guidelines for improving bone health in teenage girls to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis (weak bones) and fractures. In a news release, they assert that by talking to teenagers about how to keep their bones strong, doctors can help young patients prevent bone loss while their bone-building stage is at its peak. They state that along with adult women, young girls should receive medical advice about lifestyle factors that could affect their bone health and increase their risk for fractures or osteoporosis. These include poor eating habits, smoking, […]

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Posted in: Bone Diseases, Bone Health, Girls' Health, Healthy Eating, Kid's Health, News Briefs, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Parenting, Teenage Health

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