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Weight-Loss Surgery May Cut Migraine Pain in Obese Patients
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Severely obese men and women who have bariatric surgery may shed more than just excess pounds: They may also reduce much of their pre-surgery risk for experiencing disabling migraines, researchers say.

The finding is based on the results of a small study of obese patients with a history of migraines. The patients went on to lose an average of roughly 66 pounds by the half-year point following either laparoscopic gastric banding surgery or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. And within that same timeframe, about half of the patients cut the frequency of their migraines in half or more.
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An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Eating apples every day may be good for your cardiovascular health, new research suggests.

Women who ate dried apples every day for a year lowered their total cholesterol by 14 percent and their levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol by 23 percent.

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Spring Clean Your Eating Habits
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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Just like clutter in your closet, extra weight can creep up on you during the winter.  Now that spring has arrived, it’s the perfect time to clean up your diet.  To help shed unwanted pounds and confidently slip into your favorite shorts, follow these tips to “spring clean” your eating habits:

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Poor Eating Habits May Lead to Anemia in Older Women
Friday, March 25, 2011
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A poor diet is associated with a greater risk of developing anemia among postmenopausal women, a new study has found.

Researchers analyzed data from 72,833 older women in the United States and found that deficiencies in more than a single nutrient were associated with a 21 percent increased risk of persistent anemia. Risk increased 44 percent with deficiencies in three nutrients.

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Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Preventing heart attacks and strokes is very similar in women and men, with a few small but important differences, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association.

Each year, 55,000 more U.S. women than men suffer a stroke, while men are more likely to have heart attacks.

One strong risk factor for stroke is atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm that boosts women's risk of stroke by fourfold to fivefold. To prevent stroke, women should make sure they have consulted with their doctor and are taking the right medications to control atrial fibrillation, according to the guidelines.
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