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Processed Meats and Cancer: It’s Not Just Nitrates

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributable to diets high in processed meats. While that number pales in comparison to the one million or so global cancer deaths related to smoking, it is significant enough to warrant a hard look at

Low-Dose Aspirin: No Help Against Cognitive Decline or Dementia

Aspirin may not be a miracle drug, but it has a long-standing and impressive record as a treatment for mild-to-moderate pain, fever, and inflammation.
There’s more: The National Cancer Institute suggests that low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. A 2017 study in Breast Cancer Research found a “protective

Newsbriefs: Mindfulness; Soy and Veggies; Curb Sugar Cravings

Mindfulness Could Help With Weight Control
Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off? A recent review analyzed 19 studies that involved either formal meditation, informal mindfulness strategies that focused on eating activity, or some combination of these two approaches. Initially, when compared to participants treated with diet

Breast Cancer: Better Detection and Treatment Results in Fewer Deaths

Breast cancer is consistently reported as a top health concern among women—and that’s no surprise, since one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Estimates project that more than 40,000 American women are expected to die from the disease in 2017. However,

New Science on Multivitamins and Cancer

Should you pop a multi to protect against cancer? Previous studies have found no cancer protection from taking daily multivitamin supplements. For example, the large-scale Physicians’ Health Study-II, which followed nearly 15,000 men for an average of eight years, found that vitamin E and vitamin C supplements did not reduce

Maximize Information, Minimize Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

News that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and confusion are completely normal. The shock of the diagnosis also can affect your ability to process information clearly and to ask the right questions about testing and treatment that lie ahead.

Because you may face important decisions about

New Science on Multivitamins and Cancer

Should you pop a multi to protect against cancer? Previous studies have found no cancer protection from taking daily multivitamin supplements. For example, the large-scale Physicians’ Health Study-II, which followed nearly 15,000 men for an average of eight years, found that vitamin E and vitamin C supplements did not reduce

Parsley Packs an Antioxidant Punch

The folklore. Mention of parsley traces back to the first century A.D., by such notables as the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder, who praised it as a staple in soups and salad, and the father of medicine, Hippocrates, who noted its medicinal qualities. Despite such praise, parsley has long been

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