Ovarian Cancer and Hormones, Alcohol Fights Dementia, Safflower oil Fight Obesity

Hormone replacement therapy ups ovarian cancer risk

A new study from Denmark shows that women who use hormone replacement therapy are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. That risk declines once hormone therapy is discontinued. The results revealed that one in 8300 women are at risk for ovarian cancer associated with hormone replacement therapy. Read more

Moderate alcohol wards off dementia in older adults

New research shows that moderate alcohol intake might keep older minds sharp, warding off dementia. Past studies show that moderate alcohol intake in midlife can reduce risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The current study is the first to examine the effects of alcohol intake on cognition in older adults, with and without dementia. The study was presented today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD), in Vienna. Read more

Safflower Oil Promotes Weight Loss In Diabetic Women

Results of a new study reveal that two beneficial oils, safflower oil and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), can help postmenopausal diabetic women lose weight and lower blood sugar levels. The two oils were compared in a sixteen week study, each showing separate and distinct benefits for older, overweight diabetic women. Read more