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Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Fiber consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk
Wiley

Consuming a diet high in fiber was linked with a reduced incidence of breast cancer in an analysis of all relevant prospective studies. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society

Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Roswell Park Reports Extended Survival Among Breast Cancer Survivors Who Exercise Regularly
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

New research from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that following those guidelines can improve clinical outcomes for patients with high-risk breast cancer, or breast cancer that is likely to recur or spread.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility
Endocrine Society

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The abstract will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Coconut oil reduces features of metabolic syndrome in obese females, animal study finds
Endocrine Society

Obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat diet, had decreased features of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, an animal study finds. The study results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders
Endocrine Society

Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence improves X-ray identification of patients with broken bones
Endocrine Society

Artificial intelligence that can “read” electronic radiology reports and flag patients with broken bones who are at risk of osteoporosis outperformed the traditional manual method of health care professionals reading X-ray reports, a new study finds. The results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
How Coronavirus Could Affect Pregnancy
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, pregnant women are concerned about how COVID-19 could affect them and their unborn children. Justin Brandt, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Medical School, discusses common questions regarding pregnancy and the coronavirus.

Newswise: New Studies Investigate How COVID-19 May Impact Breast Milk and Pregnancy
Released: 26-Mar-2020 1:05 PM EDT
New Studies Investigate How COVID-19 May Impact Breast Milk and Pregnancy
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are launching a pair of studies to answer critical questions regarding the roles COVID-19 may play in breast milk and pregnancy.

Newswise: Experimental medication to prevent heart disease may treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer
Released: 26-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Experimental medication to prevent heart disease may treat chemo-resistant ovarian cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center group shows CPT1A may be necessary for ovarian cancer spread, chemo-resistance. Moves toward clinical trial of CPT1A inhibitor, etomoxir, against chemo-resistant ovarian cancer.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Androgen receptor stops tumor growth in the most common form of breast cancer
Endocrine Society

Researchers say they have found a viable new therapeutic strategy for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, even cancers that are resistant to current standard of care treatments. Their new preclinical study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.


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