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Processed Meats, Risky Business

In October of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research organization within the World Health Organization (WHO), released a report linking processed meat to an increased risk of cancer. The IARC estimated that every 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of

Ask the Experts: Goldenseal & Cancer Risk; Wood Pulp in Foods

Q: What is the evidence on goldenseal and cancer risk?

A: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family, native to Canada and the U.S. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to early settlers as part of their traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, skin disorders, and irritated eyes. Today, the supplement

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

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

Sweet vs. White Potatoes; Dangers of Mycotoxins

Q: Are sweet potatoes better for you than white potatoes?

A: Potatoes come in many different shapes, sizes and colors and offer an array of nutrients at an affordable price. Recent research in the journal PLoS One in May 2013 revealed that potatoes offered the most nutrition-al bang for the buck,

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

Obesity Is Linked With More Types of Cancer

In recent years, researchers have discovered an association between being overweight or obese and higher risks of several types of cancer, including breast, endometrial, and colorectal cancers. Now, add eight more types of cancer (stomach, liver, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, and more) to the list, according to researchers from the International

New Treatments for Liver Diseases

Cirrhosis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are severe liver conditions with limited available drug therapies affecting thousands of people in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S. alone, 7.3 percent of deaths are due to liver diseases. And, alcoholic liver disease is a key precursor to

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Your body requires protein to build, maintain, and repair muscles, bones, skin, nails, and hair. Protein is also an essential element in various compounds, including enzymes, hormones, antibodies and neurotransmitters, that your body needs to function properly. If you don’t consume enough protein, you may experience loss of muscle mass,

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

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