Tag: breast cancer risk

6. Smart Selections in the Dairy Aisle

Dairy Pros and Cons
Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults includes examples of dairy products such as low-fat milk and yogurt, because these are excellent sources of nutrients you may not be getting enough of as you age. These nutrients include calcium and (in fortified dairy products) vitamin D for healthy bones,

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Lower Breast-Cancer Risk

Hardly a day goes by without headlines touting the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet, which has been linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease and possible brain protection. Now, a recent study suggests this style of eating may also help protect women against breast cancer.

The study compared breast-cancer risk

2016 Topic Index

(month, page number)
BEVERAGES
Longevity Benefits Seen with Moderate Coffee Drinking (Feb., 1)

Tea Storage (Feb., 8)

Caffeine Doesn’t Cause Heart Jitters (April, 3)

New Reasons to Skip Sugary Drinks (April, 6)

Kombucha Tea (May, 8)

Drink Up to Stay Healthy and Hydrated This Summer (June, 4)

Instant Coffee (June, 8)

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Finding High-Protein Foods from Plant Sources

Some plant foods contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and healthy fats, along with a significant amount of protein. Studies suggest that adopting a plant-based diet lowers your risk of chronic disease and extends your life. Many health experts recommend including a few meatless meals that contain high-protein foods from plant

3. Fruits and Vegetables

Color Your Plate
The quickest way to an appetizing, nutritious, and satisfying meal is including plenty of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables (produce). Both the government’s MyPlate guide and Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults advise filling half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. These plant foods provide fiber and an

Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Less than half of Americans are aware that alcohol can be a cancer risk, according to a 2015 survey by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Alcohol does increase the risk of at least six cancers, so limiting consumption is among the strategies that deserves a place in your

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

For Most Breast Cancers, Preventive Double Mastectomy Is Unnecessary

In 2013, actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had both of her breasts removed after genetic testing indicated she was at increased risk of breast cancer. Her announcement came about five years after actress Christina Applegate underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with early-stage cancer in one breast. Media

Physical Activity Decreases Risks of Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.

For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Risk; Supplements; Heart Disease Risk

Energy Density of Diet Linked With Breast Cancer Risk
A low-energy density diet may reduce your risk of breast cancer after menopause, according to a study published in the October 2016 issue of the Journal of Nutrition. For the study, researchers analyzed dietary data on almost 57,000 postmenopausal women with no

A Cantaloupe By Any Other Name…

The folklore. The melon we know as cantaloupe in the U.S. is actually muskmelon, the term commonly used in Europe to describe these fragrant, orange melon fruits. Our cantaloupe (also called the North American cantaloupe) has a skin that appears netted, while the European cantaloupe, though it also has orange

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