Health Tips for Women

Oxford University study titled “Million Women”, which was attended by one million and three hundred thousand members of the fairer sex , revealed some interesting information that can serve as a guideline for a healthy life of every woman in the future. Use the contraceptive pill

The pill dramatically reduces the risk of ovarian cancer. Moreover, this protection lasts for at least 30 years after you stop drinking it A study from Oxford University found that after 10 years of pill use, the risk of ovarian cancer decreased by 20 percent.

Stop smoking

Everyone knows that you will that way also avoid lung cancer, but it will probably surprise you that it is the fact that you will be spared of cervical cancer. It has conclusively been proven that women smokers have twice the odds of developing this type of cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by the infection with human papliloma virus (HPV) . Nicotine is accumulated in the mucosa of the cervix and thus prevents defense against papilloma viruses, and thus cancer. It is also believed that smoking weakens the immune system.

Take folic acid

Most women this dietary supplement link to the prevention of the deformation of the fetus in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when it is necessary to take 400 micrograms of folic acid. However, it also reduces the risk of macular degeneration axis in elderly women. It is a progressive eye disease that often can not be treated and causes blindness. Have children by the age of thirty

“Million women study” showed that having children before thirty in seven percent reduced the risk of breast cancer. Eat more bananas

A quarter of middle-aged women suffer from depression or anxiety. Depression is associated with low levels of serotonin, the so-called hormone of happiness. A lack of serotonin is often caused by lack of an amino acid called tryptophan which our body can not produce. The best way to attain certain stocks of serotonin is to eat foods rich in tryptophan: turkey, cheese, bananas and plums. Scientists advise you to eat between four and 11 bananas a week.

Do not drink a drop of alcohol

One of the key results of the study “Million Women” at the University of Oxford is that even one glass of wine a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 9.5 to 10.6 percent. Scientists estimate that about 5,000 cases of breast cancer attributed to the effects of alcohol. The study also showed that the risk of all types of cancer increased with increasing alcohol consumption and safe lower limit is practically nonexistent. Do not be too skinny

Scientists have determined that the ideal body mass index is around 24. This means that 163 centimeters tall women should have about 63 pounds. While there is a lot said about the bad sides of obesity in the press, as lot less is know about the bad sides of the missing pounds. It is proved that thinness reduces fertility: so it is quite certain that the girl with a body mass index of 18.5 may have problems conceiving. It is also known that women with an index below 19 are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis.