Tag: cold cuts

Making the Move to Healthy Fats

You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
“In a perfect case of

How Much Should You Worry About Meat and Cancer?

Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines about the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat raises the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers. The expert panel of 22

Cut Cardiovascular Risks With Your Diet

You already know that having high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and/or blood pressure raises your odds of having cardiovascular disease (CVD), which increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other problems that affect your heart and circulatory system—but you may not know just how much your odds drop when you

What to Look for in Lunch Meats

Cold cuts are popular in sandwiches for quick, easy meals, but studies increasingly point to these and other processed meats as culprits in mounting risks for heart disease and diabetes. And, after researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer found that consuming an average of 1.75 ounces of

Newsbriefs: PCI; CABG; Deli Meats

With PCI, Experience Matters.
The number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), such as angioplasty and stenting, performed by your cardiologist and at your hospital may affect your risk of death, complications, length of stay, and cost. Previous guidelines recommended that cardiologists perform a minimum of 75 PCIs a year, and that

Caution: Red Meat Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

The nutrient benefits of eating red meat are generally well known: Red meat contains essential amino acids; minerals, including iron and zinc; and vitamins, including B12 (which can not be obtained from plant foods but can be found in B12-fortified products, such as breakfast cereals and juices). But increasingly, particularly

Following Cancer Prevention Guidelines Can Lower Risk

A team from the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman’s College of Public Health conducted the first review of its kind to track adherence to dietary and physical activity cancer prevention guidelines with actual cancer outcomes.
An estimated 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses and nearly 600,000 cancer deaths are expected

Reality Check: 6 Iffy Claims About Reducing Salt

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for limiting sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams daily. Although the 2015 revision put less emphasis on more restrictive limits for people 51 and older, African-Americans, and those with hypertension, diabetes or kidney disease, that shouldn’t be interpreted as a green

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