Caffeine, Genes Tied to Bone Loss in Older Women

Women's Health |

An appetite for coffee and chocolate can take its toll on the bones of elderly women, especially those with a particular genetic mutation, researchers report.

The investigators found that in a group of women whose average age was 71, those who consumed the most caffeine had significantly lower bone mineral density (BMD) after 3 years compared with women who consumed the least. BMD is a marker of bone strength. Women with two copies of a gene with a mutation in the vitamin D receptor were even more prone to bone loss, the report indicates. (more…)

A Case Example

Women's Health |

Lisa is a 34-year-old teacher seeking treatment for Binge Eating Disorder. She weighs 225 pounds. Lisa’s predisposition to obesity appears to be inherited, both genetically and from an environment where family gatherings and expressions of love revolve around food. As a child, her parents rewarded Lisa with food. As an adult, she continues to reward herself at the end of each pay period by dining at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Why Should One Undergo A Fertility Detox Diet?

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We are all exposed to a number of toxins every single day, either in our environment, our food or the household products that we utilize, and some of these can accumulate in our bodies over time and cause health issues at some point. “Endocrine disruptors” are especially troubling. They are present in just about everything, including Tupperware, processed foods and body lotion. As a matter of fact, you cannot escape them.
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