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2011-07-26 14:04:51

Study shows menopause does not raise risk for diabetes, but weight loss and exercise does lower risk for some postmenopausal women Menopause has little to no impact on whether women become more susceptible to diabetes, according to a one-of-a-kind study. Postmenopausal women had no higher risk for diabetes whether they experienced natural menopause or had their ovaries removed, according to the national clinical trial of 1,237 women at high risk for diabetes, ages 40 to 65. "In our study,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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