Category: Women’s Health

Alcohol and Vaginal Cancer Risk: Does Drinking Effect Risk?

Women may be concerned about drinking alcohol and vaginal cancer risk. However, drinking alcohol (wine, distilled spirits or beer) does not increase the risk of developing cancer of the vagina. That’s the conclusion of leading medical organizations. They include the National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology, CancerHelp UK, tand many others. Risk Factors …

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Alcohol and Risk of Cervical Cancer (Important Information)

Consuming alcohol and risk of cervical cancer are not associated. Not even drinking often and in large amounts are risk factors for developing cervical cancer. So drinking alcohol and risk of cervical cancer aren’t associated. Based on their analyses of the scientific research evidence, that is the conclusion of, among many others, the American Cancer …

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Alcohol and Vulvar Cancer Risk (Important Information)

Alcohol and vulvar cancer risk. Are they connected? In a word, no. Drinking alcohol does not increase the risk of developing vulvar cancer. That’s the conclusion of the American Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Mayo Clinics, and other medical organizations. I. Vulvar Cancer Risk Factors Risk factors for vulvar cancer include these. Age. …

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Drinking Alcohol Reduces Weight Gain (Discover More!)

I. Alcohol Reduces Weight Gain. Alcohol reduces weight gain among women. (Sorry, guys.) Women who consume one or two alcoholic drinks daily gain less weight during mid-life. That’s in comparison with alcohol abstainers. Medical researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston published their findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Study Investigators examined …

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Alcohol and Fallopian Tube Cancer Risk

Alcohol and fallopian tube cancer. Are they related? In a word, no. I. Alcohol Not a Risk Factor Drinking alcohol is not a risk factor for developing fallopian tube cancer. So says the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Australian National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers, and CancerHelp UK. Also of the Stanford University Cancer Center …

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Moderate Drinking among Older Women: Health Effects

alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis

This study examined the health effects of moderate drinking among older women. It also looked at the effects of smoking on health. I. The Study Researchers wanted to learn if the health effects of drinking moderately persisted into old age among women. They also looked at smoking tobacco.  To do so, they examined alcohol consumption, …

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Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality among Middle-Aged & Older Women

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease is important to post-menopausal women. Following menopause, cardiovascular disease and resulting death increase greatly. I. The Disease Cardiovascular disease involves diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It includes heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, valve problems and stroke. It is the number cause of death for both men and women.  Cardiovascular …

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Lifetime Alcohol Drinking and Mortality in Women with Breast Cancer

alcohol and breast cancer

Is there an association between drinking and mortality in women who have breast cancer? I.  Important Question Investigators asked that important question. To do so, they studied over time 1,116 women who had breast cancer. The researchers identified them through the Metropolitan New York Registry. It’s a registry of women from families at high risk of …

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Alcohol During Pregnancy: Effects of Drinking May Surprise You

alcohol and child development

Alcohol during pregnancy is a major societal concern. It’s clear that repeatedly heavy alcohol drinking by pregnant women increases the risk of negative effects on the fetus. These include premature birth, small size, and low birth weight. The most serious  such possible effect is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). However, much less is known about the …

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer: Important Health Facts to Save Your Life

The Study: Alcohol and Breast Cancer Researchers studied the connection between drinking alcohol and breast cancer. They wanted to learn the role of family breast cancer history and folate consumption on the disease. To do so, they followed 93,835 women in the U.S. aged 27 to 44 for 20 years. The women were participants in …

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