July 27, 2012

Significantly Lower

1 Older Moms Have Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Women who delay childbirth until their 30s and 40s may have a significantly decreased risk of endometrial cancer, says a new study that found that women who gave birth over age 40 had a 44% lower incidence of cancer than those who last gave birth at age 25 or younger. For women who had their last child when they were 35-39, the risk was 32% lower; it was 17 lower for those who had their last child between the ages of 30 and 34. The University of So Cal research was based on data from previous studies and involved 8,671 women with endometrial cancer and 16,562 healthy women. While researchers are uncertain as to why childbearing affects cancer risk, they surmise that it may be due to pregnancy hormone levels. Another theory? Giving birth may rid the uterus of cancer-causing cells.

More at Msnbc.msn.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Diabetes Drug May Lower Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Tags: Endometrial Cancer, Endometrial Cancer Risk, University of Southern California, Endometrial Cancer Risk and Childbirth, Childbirth, Older Moms

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May Protect Beta Cells

2 Curcumin Lowers Diabetes in High Risk People

A new study has found that a daily dose of curcumin, a compound found in curry spice, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals who are predisposed to the disease. One hundred and nineteen people took a curcumin capsule while 116 took a placebo for nine months. Nineteen people in the placebo group developed type 2 diabetes while none in the curcumin group did. Researchers still want to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing diabetes and they don’t know how curcumin may reduce the risk. Researchers hypothesize that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties protect the insulin-producing beta-cells of the pancreas from damage. They are also concerned that ingredients listed on supplements are questionable and recommend adding curcumin and turmeric to the diet.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Turmeric Regenerates Neurons After Stroke, Curcumin May Enhance Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Spice May Help Prevent Liver Damage

Tags: Curcumin, Pancreatic Beta Cells, Type 2 Diabetes, Spices

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