According to this article, it is “well established that being overweight is a risk factor for breast cancer,” and gaining weight in adulthood increases the likelihood of developing breast cancer after menopause. Diet anyone?
According to this study, “being lean as opposed to being obese has a greater protective effect against cancer.” Here’s another article.
According to a box of Mueller’s elbow macaroni, pasta is a good carb (see Wikipedia.) It apparently has a low glycemic index. That’s good. I eat a lot of pasta, and I had wondered if that might be bad for me.
Tyson Foods produces more than two billions pounds of chicken fat per year. Some people are trying to figure out how to use that for fuel. Here’s another article. Very interesting. Now if we could just figure out a use for all the human fat . . . .
Are you thinking about beginning a new diet? Here is an article that might help you choose one that’s right for you.
Here is a list of twenty things that might lead to a healthier life. They include:
RIDE YOUR BIKE, WALK TO WORK, EAT MORE FISH, BE HAPPIER, GET A HOBBY, MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE WORK, EAT DARK CHOCOLATE, AVOID WEEKEND SLEEP-INS, GET RICH, GET MORE SUN, LAUGH A LOT, DRINK TEA, EAT MORE CURRY, CHEW GUM, TAKE UP SINGING, EAT MORE PASTA, HAVE A DRINK, BRUSH YOUR TEETH, DRINK MORE COFFEE, GET A PET.
Please don’t take these statements as absolutes without further investigation. Read the article and the accompanying discussion of each suggestion.
There might be a relationship between the herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. Sorry for the bad news. But if scientists know this, then maybe they can do something about it.
In more bad news, fathers who have only daughters seem more likely to develop prostate cancer than do fathers who have only sons.
The Parkinson’s drugs Permax and Dostinex might be associated with heart valve problems. Here’s another article.
We’ve talked about peripheral artery disease before. Walking may slow the decline associated with that condition. Talk to your doctor.
According to this article, what you eat (think fruits and vegetables) may affect your risk of getting cancer. In this article they are discussing liver cancer.
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