Dietary factors

Dietary factors have been postulated as a means of risk reduction in multiple common malignancies. One Chinese case-control study found a significantly reduced odds ratio for ovarian cancer in women who drank green tea, which was dependent on frequency and duration.43 A US case-control study of women in Hawaii and Los Angeles found a significant reduction in the odds ratio for ovarian cancer in women with the highest quartile of dietary calcium intake compared with the lowest quartile, with a non-significant trend also found with calcium supplement intake.44 Ameta-analysis of five observational studies of beta-carotene intake determined a modest but statistically significant reduction in summary relative risk for ovarian cancer with a diet high in beta-carotene.45 Another study found reduced risk with alpha-carotene and lycopene.46

Case-control data are also available suggesting some protective effect from a diet high in fiber from vegetable sources.47 Information regarding dietary factors is thus somewhat scanty at this time, and the evidence is insufficient to recommend dietary intervention as a means of prevention of ovarian cancer, but there is no evidence of risk to individuals who choose to modify their diets to include these foods.

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

Many women who have recently given birth are always interested in attempting to lose some of that extra weight that traditionally accompanies having a baby. What many of these women do not entirely realize is the fact that breast-feeding can not only help provide the baby with essential vitamins and nutrients, but can also help in the weight-loss process.

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