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A new Northwestern Medicine genome-wide association study of PCOS – the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry – has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of the disorder.

New York Times 0

Dr. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, said she sensed great interest for a drug like Addyi among her patients. She said the drug’s availability would encourage many women to talk to doctors about their sexual problems for the first time. “I think this is going to change the conversation that’s taking place in medical offices across the country,” she said, much as the 1998 approval of Viagra made it acceptable for men to talk about erectile dysfunction.

U.S. News & World Report 0

What’s in those lunch boxes (and what’s not) is part of a much larger worrisome trend. In a recent study of 9,000 children ages 2 to 11, researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that fewer than 1 percent ate a diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, and with daily sodium intake of less than 1,500 milligrams and no more than 450 sugar calories from sugar-sweetened beverages per week. What’s more, 40 percent didn’t have healthy cholesterol levels, and more than 90 percent consumed too much sodium. Says study co-author Donald Lloyd-Jones, a professor of cardiology and epidemiology at Northwestern: “From the 10,000-foot level, what we can tell is that very few children seem to be getting healthy diets.”

The Washington Post 0

Linda Van Horn, a professor of nutrition and preventive medicine at Northwestern University, was chair of the 2010 advisory committee. She explained in an e-mail that the amount of evidence available at the time was “limited” and that more research has been conducted in the intervening five years. She maintained, too, that the contents of breakfast foods may be especially good for you.