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Alcohol Associated with 740,000+ New Cases of Cancer in 2020 Alone

Everyone knows smoking cigarettes is linked with lung cancer, but few recognize drinking alcohol significantly increases the risk of cancer. Research has now found that 4.1% of all newly diagnosed cases of esophageal, mouth, larynx, colon, rectum, liver and breast...

Processed and Fried Foods Increase Risk of IBD

Many individuals suffer from some type of inflammatory bowel disease. A large international study of over 116,000 participants found the consumption of ultra-processed and fried foods increased the risk of this common problem. Consuming more than five servings of ultra-processed...

A Simple Way to Lower Added Sugar

One of the easiest ways of getting more than a days worth of added sugar is to order a restaurant soft drink--even a small size! Researchers for Center for Science in the Public Interest examined levels of added sugar in...

Healthy Habits to Practice When Working from Home

If you are still working from home, take advantage of the opportunity to practice healthy habits. There is no excuse! The American Institute of Cancer Research suggests the following key activities: Make a standing desk yourself.Walk while you work--especially during...

A Healthy Waist Circumference Reduces Risk of Dementia

A large study of more than 872,000 Koreans discovered a strong relationship between waist circumference and risk of dementia. After controlling for many factors, researchers found a stepwise increased risk of dementia in both men and women as their waist...

More Time at Home=More Weight Gain!

How did you do during the pandemic? Did you use some of that extra time at home to walk more and eat less? Unfortunately, researchers found people do not move as much during lockdowns--and they tend to eat more. A...

Banned Ingredients Found in Health Supplements

Seventeen brands of over-the-counter dietary supplements were analyzed by a group of international researchers. These weight loss and sports supplements were found to contain a surprising mixture of banned and unapproved stimulants. Each specimen was purchased online, and selected because...

Alcohol Use While Breastfeeding

An Australian observational study followed more than 5000 children from infancy to 11 years old--approximately 4700 were ever breast fed. Infants whose mothers drank alcohol while breast-feeding had lower cognitive scores by age 6. These differences were no longer significant by age...

Multivitamins Not Effective for Reducing Heart Disease

A large meta-analysis of over 2 million adults with a mean follow-up of 12 years found taking a daily multivitamin supplement was not associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, or heart disease. PositiveTip: Eating a healthy diet that varies from day-day-day...

Obesity Risk Tied to Mother’s Lifestyle Choices

An observational study of nearly 25,000 children whose mothers adhered to five healthy lifestyle factors were found to have a 75% lower risk for obesity when compared to children of mothers who did not adhere to any of these habits.  The...

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