Nutrition Labels Are Getting a Makeover

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No need to go scouring the Internet. I’m here for you with all the latest menopause and health news.

Finally! After more than 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration is revamping nutrition labels to reflect current research and nutrition know-howCheck out what changes nutritionists want to see.

What’s your family history of ovarian cancer? A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis estimates that one in five women who develop ovarian cancer have an inherited genetic predisposition to the disease.

A new benefit of HRT: Hormone replacement therapy taken regularly for six months after a knee or hip replacement cuts the risk of repeat surgery by about 40 percent, according to a new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Tell your daughters! Women who don’t get enough vitamin D in the first 26 weeks of their pregnancies may be at risk of developing severe preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening disorder, according to new research by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.


In case you missed it, check out this week’s edition of Menopause Mondays – Healthy in 2013, Cancer Patient in 2014.

After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through–before, during, and after menopause–with the medically sound solutions she discovered. Her passion to become a “sister” and confidant to all women fueled Ellen’s first book, Shmirshky: the pursuit of hormone happiness. As a result of the overwhelming response from her burgeoning audiences and followers’ requests for empowering information they could trust, Ellen’s weekly blog, Menopause MondaysTM, was born.