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Smoking and drinking increases risk of esophageal cancer

Smoking and drinking increases risk of esophageal cancer

May 03, – People who smoke and drink are nearly twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer as those with only one of those unhealthy habits, a new study indicates. Previous research has shown that smoking and drinking are risk factors for esophageal cancer, but this is the first study to show the risk associated […]

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Women should exercise to avoid cancer; says sports scientist

Women should exercise to avoid cancer; says sports scientist

Feb 06, – Exercise and Sport Science Australia executive officer Anita Hobson-Powell said the report, by the World Cancer Research Fund International, placed Australia eighth in the world for women’s cancer rates. Australian women have one of the highest rates of cancer in the world, and sports scientists believe it is directly linked to a […]

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Childhood obesity starts in kindergarten, study suggests

Childhood obesity starts in kindergarten, study suggests

Feb 01, – Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, conducted a study that suggests children who are overweight or obese by kindergarten are four times more likely to be obese in eighth grade, compared with their normal-weight counterparts. Focusing obesity-prevention efforts on younger children may be important, the team says. Led by Solveig A. […]

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Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Jan 27, – Popular sports drinks maker Lucozade has recently been slammed as The Advertising Standards Authority has published a ruling that the high profile advertising campaign using the slogan ‘Hydrates and fuels you better than water’ has breached their Code. Professor Paul Gately, Carnegie Professor of exercise and Obesity and director of MoreLife at […]

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Your Breast Cancer Risk

Jan 20, – Research shows that women who exercise regularly have a 25 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to the most inactive women. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults do moderate-intensity exercise at least 150 minutes a week — that’s just three gym classes. But you don’t need to go nuts […]

January 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

Jan 12, – According to The Heart Foundation, more than 920,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year, and many of these will occur without warning. But researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in California say they have created a blood test which may be able to predict whether patients are at high risk […]

January 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Young adults may damage DNA with alcohol consumption

Young adults may damage DNA with alcohol consumption

Jan 02, – College students are renowned for partying at the weekends, and this usually involves having a drink or two. But new research has found that this level of alcohol consumption may cause damage to DNA. This is according to a study published in the journal Alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and […]

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Small rewards encourage children to eat fruit and veg

Small rewards encourage children to eat fruit and veg

Dec 25, – The good news: Research suggests that a new federal rule has prompted the nation’s schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day. The bad news: The nation’s children throw about $3.8 million of that in the garbage each day. Researchers from Brigham Young University and Cornell […]

December 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Diet Rich in Tomatoes May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Dec 24, – It has long been known that postmenopausal women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. But now, new research suggests that adopting a diet rich in tomatoes may reduce this risk. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. According to the National […]

December 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
High fiber diet linked to lower risk of heart disease

High fiber diet linked to lower risk of heart disease

Dec 20, – The research, published on bmj.com, links greater fiber intake with a lower risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. The researchers claim that the risk lowers significantly with every additional 7 g of fiber eaten each day. And as the holiday season approaches with its host of temptations, this may […]

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