National Endometriosis Awareness Week

Endometriosis is a painful condition which causes endometrial tissue to appear outside the womb, causing pain especially around menstruation. Generally managed by medication but there is evidence that diet can help.

On the bright side there are conflicting studies based on the need to decrease caffeine or cut out alcohol. A meta-analysis published in January concluded that there was no health risk between coffee / caffeine consumption and the risk of endometriosis. Being underweight rather than overweight was also found to be a risk factor. However this should not be taken as a green light to drink vodka red bulls whilst piling on the pounds! Everything in moderation…

Please feel free to contact me for study references or further information.

By Saffron Rogerson

27 February 2014