Here is a selection of the most important health studies for women:
1. Intrauterine devices are safe for teenagers. IUDs – known as intrauterine devices – are small T-shaped contraceptive, which are placed in a woman’s uterus to help her not get pregnant. Not only these are effective solutions but are also safe for teenagers, according to a comprehensive study conducted on 90,000 participants. The study found that serious complications occurred in less than 1 percent of women who had an IUD implanted.
2. Berries may reduce the risk of heart attack in women. An investigation published in “The Journal of the American Heart Association”, found that woman who eat at least three servings of strawberries and currants (black or blue) each week, have reduced the risk of a heart attack by 32%, compared to women who ate these fruits once a month or even less than that. The claim is that the reduced risk of suffering a heart attack is due to a specific type of flavonoids from berries, which can help prevent clots in the blood vessels. So, it is possible that other fruits and vegetables to have similar effects.
3. Sleep (or lack of it) may affect fertility in women. A study presented at the meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction, and Embryology found that women who work shifts or irregular shifts have a higher risk of infertility and a significantly higher menstrual disturbance, while women who worked in night shifts could have an increased risk of miscarriage. Although the study does not establish any clear cause and effect, it is possible that the circadian rhythm disturbances are to blame.
4. Exercise during pregnancy results in a good thing. If you do just 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week, this can help stimulate baby’s brain activity. Although researchers do not fully understand the underlying mechanisms of this fact, experts say moderate physical activity most likely contributes to creating a healthy environment for the fetus and, in turn, this environment is good for the future brain development of the child.
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