Shift Work May Raise Risks for Ovarian Cancer

Women whose work requires them to work nights are at increased risk for ovarian cancer according to a large case-control study. If they reported ever having worked nights their risk of invasive epithelial cell ovarian cancer increased by almost 25%. These risks were limited to women over 50 years old. Shift work disrupts circadian rhythms…

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Flaxseed Diet Gives Hens Less Severe Ovarian Tumors

Preliminary research shows that a flaxseed-supplemented diet in hens may decrease the severity of ovarian cancer. Adding flaxseed to your diet may provide health benefits, but research is still quite limited on the effectiveness and safety of high amounts of it. These researchers found that hens eating a diet of more than 10% flaxseed (equivalent…

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Soy Food Intake Appears Protective for Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer

A meta-analysis of five published studies on soy food intake and risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers revealed that those women who consumed the highest amounts of soy had the lowest risk of these cancers. More than 169,000 women from China, Italy, Japan and the U.S. were included in the studies. It is postulated that the soy…

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