• Lifestyle behaviors, race influence cardiometabolic risk during menopause transition

    15 days ago - By Healio

    Consuming a healthy diet and being physically active can lower the risk for developing metabolic syndrome during the menopause transition; however, race is also associated with likelihood for developing the condition, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
    “Previous studies have largely focused on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women,” Jennifer S. Lee, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at Stanford Medical Center and the Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Stanford, California, said
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  • Diet can influence thyroid function

    15 days ago - By Healio

    Hypothyroidism is a condition commonly associated with weight gain, but no established eating plan has been shown to treat underactive thyroid.
    However, several micronutrients are known to play a role in improving thyroid function, according to Angela M. Leung, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and an endocrinologist at both UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
    “Since certain micronutrients are recognized to influence thyroid function, the makeup of a person's diet can indeed be important when evaluating thyroid disease,”
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