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Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors

  • Lauren Manaker
  • Ceana H. Nezhat
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Abstract

Although endometriosis is a disease that affects a large percentage of women, studies demonstrating the relationship between certain foods or lifestyle modifications are limited. Data from the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort allowed for retrospective observation of certain dietary measures and risk of developing endometriosis utilizing a large sample size over a span of 4 years. Analysis has found that increasing consumption of certain fruits, omega-3 fatty acids, and dairy foods may reduce the risk of developing endometriosis. Dietary and lifestyle modifications and how they relate to endometriosis risk and/or symptoms associated with endometriosis are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Endometriosis Diet Lifestyle Risk reduction Nutrition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Manaker
    • 1
  • Ceana H. Nezhat
    • 2
  1. 1.Nutrition Now, LLCCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Nezhat Medical CenterAtlantaUSA

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