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Omega-3 can help laying hens avoid bone damage

Most of us are aware of the potential health benefits of omega-3 found in fish oil and flax seed. Now researchers have found that omega-3 could help laying hens avoid bone damage, which affects millions of ...

Jan 29, 2013
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Use of nitrates may increase bone strength

Preliminary research indicates that use of nitroglycerin ointment among postmenopausal women for 2 years was associated with a modest increase in bone mineral density and decrease in bone resorption (loss), according to a ...

Feb 22, 2011
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Painful hip fractures strike breast cancer survivors

A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast ...

Feb 02, 2011
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Breastfeeding -- added protection for cancer survivors?

Women who have survived childhood cancer should be advised to breastfeed if they can, in order to offset some of the negative health effects of their earlier cancer treatment. According to Susan Ogg and colleagues ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Nov 30, 2010
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