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Omega-3, osteoporosis and menopause

Famous actresses as Sally Field or Carmen Maura confess to suffer from osteoporosis, the most common type of bone disease, which weakens the bones to the point they become fragile and break easily. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being replaced by new bone, and osteoporosis occurs when the body doesn’t form enough new bone, when too much existing bone is reabsorbed by the body or both things. […]

 
 
 
 

Can I reduce the chances of getting endometriosis? (II)

In a large study among premenopausal women (with 70.709 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II, that took place in USA during 12 years), two important facts were observed: total fat intake was not associated with endometriosis, but intake of trans-fats was associated with a higher risk and, more important, high consumption of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a lower risk of endometriosis. To be more exact, women with […]

 
 
 
 

Can I reduce the chances of getting endometriosis? (I)

In women in childbearing age, the tissue that lines the uterus get thicker every month during some days, preparing it for a possible pregnancy. If woman doesn’t get pregnant, the body removes surplus cells (called endometrial cells) from the walls of the uterus through the menstrual flow. Endometriosis occurs when, in an abnormal process that happens each period, these cells grow (and remain) in other areas of the body (ovaries, […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 and Primary Dysmenorrhea

Supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids reduces the symptom intensity of primary dysmenorrhea (the medical term for painful menstrual period). In primary dysmenorrhea, pain occurs in healthy young women without related problems in the uterus or other pelvic organs, neither stress nor anxiety. Many women suffer this problem, which is the first cause of lost time from school and job in their teens and twenties. In one of the several studies […]

 
 

First cause of death in women

The first cause of death in women is cardiovascular disease. Yes, more women die from this cause than from any other and, contrary to popular belief, cardiovascular disease kill more women than men. There are several risk factors unique to women, behind them: gestational diabetes mellitus, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, polycystic ovarian syndrome and the intake of oral estrogens (we will talk about all them in next posts). Several studies have […]