• Western Dietary Pattern Derived by Multiple Statistical Methods Is Prospectively Associated with Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis in Midlife Women

    1 month ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundThe menopause has adverse effects on cardiometabolic profiles that are linked to an increased risk of atherosclerosis in women. A healthy diet during the menopausal transition may counteract the menopause-induced atherosclerotic risk.ObjectiveThis prospective cohort study aimed to examine the associations between empirically derived dietary patterns and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in midlife women.MethodsA total of 1246 midlife women from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation who completed dietary assessments and had a carotid ultrasound scan were...
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  • 33% of US women at risk for complicated pregnancies

    33% of US women at risk for complicated pregnancies

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    University of Utah researchers found that 33% of women reproductive age have a pre-existing condition like heart disease or obesity but only 8% use IUDs or long-acting birth control.
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  • Few women with chronic conditions use highly effective contraceptives despite pregnancy risks

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Approximately a third of reproductive-age women have a chronic condition that could lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, but few used highly effective birth control methods, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
    “As women with chronic conditions frequently receive care through primary care providers and medical specialists, the study highlights opportunities to discuss reproductive planning and preconception health in these settings and avoid the risk of an unplanned pregnancy when a woman's condition is poorly controlled,” Lori M. Gawron, MD,
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