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Optimism Is Associated With Longer Life

Optimism Is Associated With Longer Life

A new study significantly found that optimism is associated with a longer life. Indeed, optimism is an independent protective factor against chronic diseases and translates into an 11 to 15% longer lifespan in both women and men. The data is based on two cohorts, 69,744 women from the
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Cancer Risk From Fruit Juice And Soda

Cancer Risk From Fruit Juice And Soda

Lately there has been a concern about refined sugar exposure and cancer risk from fruit juice and soda. This story was based on this publication from a BMJ study: The British Medical Journal study The study involved 101,257 French adults, 79% women and 21% men with an average age of 4
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Cell phones and cancer

Cell phones and cancer

A new study on rats and mice appeared in a publication on cell phones and cancer. After 2 years of exposure of low and high intensity electromagnetic wave energy to 3000 rats the experiments showed the following. There were heart schwannomas that developed in male rats. But they did n
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Junk Food Can Cause Several Cancers

Junk Food Can Cause Several Cancers

Junk food can cause several cancers. This is what a European food study found. First of all, they also developed a new labeling system for food quality. According to this Nutri-Score logo bad food gets a deep orange color label or a classification “E”. Furthermore, healthy food shows
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Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

Nocturnal Workers Fare Poorly

A British study came out on April 12, 2018 showing that nocturnal workers fare poorly. Researchers followed almost half a million adults in the UK for 6-½ years. In the beginning of the study the participants were asked whether they were “definite evening types” or “definite morning t
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Concerns About Stevia?

Concerns About Stevia?

Are there concerns about stevia? This is the question as the food industry shows more interest in using this natural sweetener. An article in “Medical News Today” pointed out several potential concerns with stevia. I will review this here and add other evidence I found in the literatu
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More Cancer With Alcohol

More Cancer With Alcohol

We are getting more cancer with alcohol says the World Cancer Congress. Alcohol was causing more than 700,000 cancer cases and more than 366,0000 cancer deaths in 2012. Researchers compared cancer risks of drinkers to the risks of non-drinkers. 5% of new cancer rates and 4.5% of termi
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Cancer Can Be Random

Cancer Can Be Random

A new publication claims that cancer can be random. They found that 66% of all cancers occur spontaneously as mistakes in the DNA when cells are dividing . The Hopkins researchers found further that 29% of cancers are due to environmental factors and 5% occur due to genetic dispositio
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Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

Dietary Zinc Stops DNA Damage

A research team found recently that extra dietary zinc stops DNA damage. Zinc belongs to the essential minerals, as it participates in human growth and development. Zinc is  important during a normal pregnancy, for growth in children and for adolescents. We may forget about its import
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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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