According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are related to poor dietary choices and lack of exercise. So what should we eat, and what should we avoid? News outlets and the internet are full of (sometimes conflicting) reports claiming links
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It’s java that jump-starts your day. It’s the elixir of work. It’s coffee, the beverage enjoyed daily by an estimated 62 percent of all Americans, according to the National Coffee Association. For many, coffee is the rocket fuel that transforms us from sleepwalkers into go-getters, from lethargic to lively. But
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), found in grilled, charred, pan-fried, and smoked meats, are drawing increasing concern over their potentially toxic effects on health.
What are PAHs? PAHs are a group of over 100 different chemicals formed by the incomplete burning of meat, as well as coal, oil, gas, tobacco, and garbage.
Humans have been eating acrylamide, a chemical that forms in some foods when they are exposed to high heat, for as long as we have been cooking, but it wasn’t until 2002 that its presence in foods was discovered. The Maillard reaction, a naturally occurring reaction between specific proteins and
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
The folklore. Sorghum is an ancient grain with an 8,000 year-old history, and it’s the fifth-most-important cereal crop in the world. And it’s probably not in your pantry—yet. Unlike other countries—including Africa and parts of Asia, where sorghum is grown for human consumption—the U.S. grows it mainly for livestock feed
A few decades ago, people sipped coffee with trepidation, as doctors cautioned against drinking too much of this “excitable” brew. But now the attitude on coffee and health has come full circle, due to research that reveals this plant-based beverage might actually have some health benefits. And it’s a good
Q. Do acacia fiber supplements offer any real gastrointestinal benefits?A. You might not find acacia fiber supplements in your neighborhood drug store, but they are growing in popularity on the Internet as a natural treatment for intestinal health problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS.) This plant substance has been used
What to eat to prevent cancer was a hot topic in Washington, D.C. recently, with researchers from around the world sharing findings at two international conferences focused on cellular research. The International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer was jointly sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research and
The recent International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer in Washington, D.C., sponsored by World Cancer Research Fund International and the American Institute for Cancer Research, was brimming with news about the power of the foods we eat and the lifestyle choices we make that might prevent cancer as