Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 301 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Oct-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 29-Oct-2003
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ODS releases annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research 2002
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the release of the fourth issue of the Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research. This publication presents significant research in the dietary supplement field for the year 2002.  more

Download the 2002 Annual bibliography of significant advances in dietary supplement research
The 2002 Bibliography includes an index of citations of papers from the 2001 and 2000 Annual Bibliographies. This feature, introduced with the 2001 issue, allows the reader to see developments in dietary supplement research over the last three years.  more


The effects of weight loss and weight gain on biomarkers of breast cancer risk
Pre-menopausal weight gain is associated with an increased risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, according to researchers from Manchester, England, who examined a weight-loss program to identify the link between weight loss and risk of developing cancer. Results showed that even a small weight loss, just five percent of an individual's body weight, may lower the risk of developing breast cancer.  more

Association between physical activity levels and mammographic breast density in pre- and post-menopausal women: The Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) Study
Women with dense breast tissue are at an increased risk of breast cancer when compared to women with less dense breast tissue. In this study of 1,223 women, researchers found that lower amounts of dense breast tissue were associated with higher physical activity levels in premenopausal women with a BMI (body mass index) less than 30, providing further evidence that exercise may protect against breast cancer.  more

Diet and risk of breast cancer in Shanghai, China
International incidence rates of breast cancer vary drastically, and recent studies have shown dramatically increased cancer risk levels in women migrating from China to Hong Kong to the United States. This information suggests that environmental differences may contribute to breast cancer risk, including extremely different dietary intakes in various regions of the world.  more

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