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Q&A: Grilling and Cancer Risk; Grains and Seeds; Counting Carbs

Q. Is it safest to avoid grilling foods because of increased risk of colon cancer?
A. Joel B. Mason, MD, Tufts professor of medicine and nutrition, answers, “Although the existing evidence falls short of being ‘proof positive,’ scientific studies continue to be published on a regular basis that suggest that regular

4 Cancer Myths Busted

About a third of America’s most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. But the wide range of cancer myths can make it hard to figure out what those healthy eating choices involve.

New Cancer Prevention Diet Guidelines

Six cancer-preventing dietary guidelines, from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, emphasize a diet rich in plant foods, and warn about the links between cancer and alcohol, red and processed meats, dairy, and meats cooked at high temperature, according to the June 30, 2014 issue of the Journal of the

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

With advances in treatment and early detection, the incidence and death rates of nearly all of the most common cancers in the United States are on the decline, according to a recent report. However, liver cancer is bucking the positive trend, as rates of this disease continue to climb. The

Kidney Cancer Symptoms Usually Occur Later Rather Than Sooner

Kidney Cancer Symptoms Usually Occur Later Rather Than Sooner

Affecting more than 38,000 men and 23,000 women in the United States annually, kidney cancer ranks among the 10 most common cancers in American men and women. Each year, more than 14,000 people die from kidney cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) says.

Kidney cancer symptoms typically manifest only after the

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

Elderly Diseases: The Big 12

For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and

Newsbriefs: Taking Medication, Melanoma, Cataracts

Text Messages May Help Patients Take Their Meds More Consistently
Remembering to take medications can be especially challenging for seniors with chronic diseases who often have to take multiple medications. It’s estimated that as many as 50 percent of patients with cardiovascular diseases don’t take medications as prescribed, and a study

Eating to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

More than 21,000 U.S. women may expect a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2015, making it the fifth most common cause of cancer death among women. Ovarian cancer often has no symptoms at early stages, so the disease is generally advanced when diagnosed, with only a 45 percent rate of

Let Food Be Your Medicine

In the 4th Century BCE, the Greek physician Hippocrates authored the famous oath, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” We now know that foods like berries, green tea, and mushrooms are more than just a delicious source of energy—the nutrients inside can indeed be powerful medicine

Vitamin D3 Benefits… Only if You Get Enough

Vitamin D is a super nutrient with profound healing properties, but only if optimal levels are present in the body. And most Americans are not getting enough! What about you? Is your own Vitamin D level high enough?

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