Archive for March, 2010

Is chocolate good for you?

Is chocolate really good for your health? As you see this chocolate image your mouth is probably watering! You love the delicious and stimulating taste of chocolates. At the same time you are worried about the harmful effects of eating too much chocolates. But you must know that recent studies have proven that chocolates high [...]

Why Women Are the Biggest Emerging Market

What’s the biggest emerging market of them all? I’ll give you a hint: The answer isn’t geographic but demographic. The answer is…women. Women leaders are the new power behind the global economy, proclaims Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s announcement of its second annual webcast (which I moderated) celebrating International Women’s Day. In developing nations, women’s earned income [...]

Strength training is very beneficial for Women

While most women know that aerobic activity is an important part of overall good health, many mistakenly think that the purpose of strength training is solely to build large muscles. As a result, they think that only men should do it. The truth is that strength training is just as important for women as it [...]

Women in Los Angeles are less and less healthy…

Women in Los Angeles County are becoming less healthy, and their well-being is expected to decline further because of the slumping economy and other factors that deter access to better food and exercise, according to a sweeping study released Wednesday. The survey of more than 3,500 women, conducted by the county Department of Public Health, [...]

Estrogens in the Environment

Environmental estrogens are a variety of synthetic chemicals and natural plant compounds that are thought to mimic the female hormone estrogen. They may act like estrogens or may block the natural hormone. The body’s estrogen controls the growth of cells by attaching to proteins called estrogen receptors throughout the body. Many environmental estrogens can attach [...]

Women’s Health and the Environment

Women have a particular stake in environmental health research. Not only do they share many of the same diseases as men and children – in which the environment, along with genetic susceptibility, has an important role – but women also have particular environmental diseases related to their gender. Some, such as osteoporosis, involve aging as [...]