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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Cardiovascular Risk – Framingham Cohort Study

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Moderate to severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, according to results of a study of more than 1,700 offspring of participants in the Framingham Heart Study

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Coffee reduces ovarian cancer: Caffeine may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, particularly in women who do not use hormones, according to the March 1 journal CANCER, which revealed findings of Shelley S. Tworoger, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, et al. "The potential reduction in risk with higher caffeine intake appeared to be strongest for women who had never used oral contraceptives or postmenopausal hormones," an abstract of the study notes. Researchers also found cigarette smoking may only increase the risk for mucinous ovarian tumors, and alcohol intake is not associated with risk. Researchers gleaned data from questionnaires from the Nurses' Health Study, examining associations between caffeine or alcohol and ovarian cancer risk among 80,253 women between 1976 and 2004. Tworoger, et al. claim more research is needed...

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