Posts Tagged ‘women’s health’

Sidestepping Obesity in Women Having Children

January 8, 2021 — For decades now, we’ve been talking lots about preventing childhood obesity, but not doing much. Could it be that a shift is beginning? Two papers this week tell us this is possible. For too long, we’ve drawn an arbitrary line between obesity treatment and prevention. But the truth is that for women having children, the […]

What? A Low-Fat Diet Prevents Breast Cancer?

May 19, 2019 — Low-fat diets are back in the news this week. An impressive and important randomized, controlled clinical trial started way back in 1993 to test the possibility that a low-fat diet might reduce the risk of breast cancer in women after menopause. Needless to say, a lot has changed in 26 years since then. Back then, […]

Need a Plan C for Emergency Contraception?

November 29, 2013 — Emergency contraception for people with obesity might require a plan C. Data from the University of Edinburgh suggests that the emergency contraception product marketed as Plan B may not work for women with excess weight. Earlier this week, makers of a similar emergency contraception product in Europe revised the label to warn that it might […]