Tag: history of cancer

The Best Ways to Protect Your Skin During the Summer

Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only cause pre-mature aging of the skin, but it can also increase your risk of skin cancer. No matter what your age, it’s crucial that you take steps to limit sun damage and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer,

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a

6. Beverages

Beverages are often overlooked when discussing dietary patterns, but, just like food, they can have a significant impact on your health. A growing body of research reveals that beverage choice is far more important than we once thought. When you drink a beverage—even if it is rich in calories, sugar,

Research Roundup: Fatty Foods & Phthalate Exposure; Low Vitamin D & Death Risk

Fatty foods increase phthalate exposure
Dietary phthalates—endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to harmful health outcomes—are highest in high-fat foods, such as fatty meats, added fats, and high-fat dairy products. They are found most consistently in poultry, cooking oils, and cream-based dairy products, according to an analysis of 17 studies that measured phthalate concentrations

Be Aware of Cancer Red Flags

People could be putting their lives at risk by dismissing potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, according to a 2014 study (PLOS ONE, Dec. 2). More than half of the study’s 1,724 respondents said they had experienced at least one red-flag cancer “alarm” symptom during the previous

Many Cancer Survivors’ Diets Low in Important Nutrients

Many cancer survivors are consuming fewer essential nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D, and higher amounts of saturated fat and sodium than are found in a healthy dietary pattern, according to a study published in CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society.

Researchers analyzed the dietary content of more than

Cancer Survivors Often Have Poor Diets

Surviving cancer is a major accomplishment, but many cancer survivors miss out on the opportunity to fight preventable health conditions with one of the most powerful weapons: diet.

By eating more nutrient-rich foods, such as legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and reducing low-nutrient foods, such as sweets, snacks and sugary

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