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Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

Packaging Of Fast Food Contains Carcinogens

A new study warns that packaging of fast food items contains carcinogens. Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are highly persistent chemicals. These chemicals are associated with cancer. They have damaging effects on fetal growth and on the immune system. The reason the food industry i
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Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Cancer

A study in JAMA Oncology dated May 19, 2016 reported that a healthy lifestyle prevents cancer. Two health studies were pooled, the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. This included 89,571 Caucasian women and 46,399 Caucasian men. These were divided into
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Chronic Inflammation Is Making Cancer Worse

Chronic Inflammation Is Making Cancer Worse

Many of you know that chronic inflammation can cause heart attacks, but now we are learning that chronic inflammation is making cancer worse. Mitochondria are the cell particles that provide energy to our cells. New research shows that when inflammation is chronic, mitochondria produc
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Good Fats Reduce Mortality

Good Fats Reduce Mortality

A new Harvard study showed that good fats reduce mortality. This study consisted of 126,000 men and women over a 32-year period from 1980 to 2012. First of all, the researchers checked with every participant of the study every 2 to 4 years what amounts and what types of fat they were
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Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

Hot Drinks Can Cause Cancer

I was watching CNN on a mini TV in the gym when I read that hot drinks can cause cancer. This news is based on a news release from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization. Research into why hot drinks can cause cancer As this ques
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Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

Cancer Patients Need Vitamin C

It is known for a long time that cancer patients need vitamin C. Vitamin C has been around for some time. Many degenerative diseases including cancer come from oxidation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. But it is important to see this in context. Linus Pauling claimed that vitami
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Exercise Curbs Cancer

Exercise Curbs Cancer

A number of studies showed that exercise curbs cancer. When you exercise earlier in your life it prevents cancer from occurring later in life. Exercise is still useful, if you have developed cancer. Exercise makes your immune system stronger. This helps you to survive longer. Natural
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Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

Shortened Telomeres Predict Cancer

A study following 792 persons for 13 years showed that shortened telomeres predict cancer. Telomeres are the caps at the end of chromosomes that protect the DNA between cell divisions. Initially all of the patients of the Northwestern and Harvard study were cancer free, but after 13 y
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Cancer Rates Down In the US

Cancer Rates Down In the US

In a publication dated Jan. 5, 2015 there is a report showing that the cancer rates in the US are down in the past two decades. There has been a decline of 22% in cancer mortality over two decades, which translates into 1.5 million lives saved from cancer. The data was obtained from t
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Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber Is Good For You

Fiber is good for you as it has been proven to be beneficial for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and various cancers in the past; now it has been studied again in a much larger study population as was reported recently in the media. This news report was based on this medical stu
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