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Prevalence and Association of Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency Among Postmenopausal Women in a Rural Block of West Bengal, India

Metabolic syndrome, a constellation of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and raised fasting plasma glucose, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, is becoming pandemic among the non-communicable diseases in…

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High estrogen levels could be a new predictor of ischemic arterial disease in postmenopausal women

High levels of 17β-estradiol in the plasma of postmenopausal women were associated with an increased risk of ischemic arterial disease, according to a recent prospective cohort study. High estradiol levels are known to correlate with cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, abnormal blood lipids, and diabetes. According to the Indian… 

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Long-term bisphosphonate therapy of unproven benefit in fracture prevention

The benefit of bisphosphonates beyond 3 years in preventing fracture is unproven, according to a recent systematic review of the clinical data. The number of people in India with osteoporosis is expected to hit 36 million by 2013, according to a 2012 article in the Journal of Family Medicine and… 

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Low-dose calcium supplements can effectively slow bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal Asian women

One out of 3 Indian females suffers from osteoporosis, making India one of the most affected countries in the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Additionally, in most Western countries, the peak incidence of osteoporosis occurs at about 70 to 80 years of age; in India, it occurs 10… 

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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin increases lung cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes that requires treatment with insulin demonstrated an increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “Physicians in India should screen diabetes patients, especially women, for lung cancer, particularly those on insulin therapy.” -Vijay Viswanathan, MD,… 

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Type 2 diabetes increases risk for gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. It was estimated that 41 million people in India had type 2 diabetes in 2006, according to a 2010 report… 

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Estrogen-only hormone therapy reduces invasive breast cancer risk after hysterectomy

Estrogen alone after a hysterectomy reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a follow-up analysis of postmenopausal women enrolled in the U.S. Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. In the WHI study, women aged 50 to 79 years who had undergone hysterectomy were randomized to receive estrogen alone (0.625… 

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