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Another health problem is linked to the accumulation of fat around the middle: colon cancer. A recently published study has found a direct link between the amount of visceral fat - that fat found within the abdominal cavity - and the risk of colon... [read more]
Although researchers publishing online in the Journal of Cancer Research  admit that "only" half of the cancers are affected by lifestyle conditions of inactivity and obesity, I'd say that is a huge "half", at 54%. Remember that although... [read more]
A newly releasted report on the incidence of breast cancer appeared in JAMA today indicating that the incidence of metastatic breast cancer in women 25- to 39-years of age has almost doubled from 1976 to 2009, from 1.53 to 2.90 per 100,000 women,... [read more]
A recent study done on mice will hopefully show relevance in human experience, if we can get the data. Mice with high risk of breast cancer development were protected with high levels of omega 3 fatty acids.  In my mind, the best source of... [read more]
Once the realm of "kooks", the criticisms of fluoride as a drug additive to public drinking water have gained respectability. As described by Dr. Mercola in The Huffington Post, a recent study performed at Harvard University, funded by the National... [read more]
An international study of hundreds of thousands of children and teens found a strong correlation between consumption of fast food and synptoms of asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. Eating fast food meals at least three times weekly was associated with a... [read more]
"I can't remember when I last had a good night's sleep." Turns out those two problems are related: older folks (or anyone) whose sleep lacks high quality deep 'slow wave' sleep actually have impaired memory function because of their poor sleep... [read more]
Working on the content for the third class of Live, Lose, and Learn (Lose Fat, Inches or Inflammation - 6 weeks to learn a new way of eating), I was reviewing the ways in which vegetable oils contribute to the obesity epidemic. Chief among those... [read more]
Women, particularly, might particularly benefit from a generous intake of blueberries and strawberries, according to a study reported in the NY Times today. As a correlation, not an intentional study with an intervention, the science is not a... [read more]
Although it was not long ago that we looked at a comprehensive list of toxins in the environment that can make you sick, check the list out here, I just had to admit that a picture can be worth a thousand words, as in Sunday's Op Ed piece by... [read more]