Category: Women Fitness

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square…

In a new and burgeoning area of research, 2 new studies from Australian investigators show that diet quality can have a significant effect on mental health outcomes and may potentially have a role in…

Alzheimer’s disease involves a progressive deterioration of intellect, memory personality, and self care, leading to severe degeneration of nerve cells. Affected cognitive areas can be memory, attention,…

"junk food" during pregnancy and in early childhood is linked to a significantly increased risk for poor mental health, including anxiety and depression, in very young children, new research shows. Deakin…

A recent study published in BMJ (British Medical Journal) says intake of fish and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) lowers the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common…

A breast self exam is a check-up a woman does at home to look for changes or problems in the breast tissue. Many women feel that doing this is important to their health. However, experts do not agree…