Category Archives: Nutrition

WHO Agency Downgrades Coffee’s Cancer Link

The news that coffee is being downgraded from “possible carcinogen” to “unclassifiable” sounds surprising, since we’re used to seeing trends go the other way, from safe to potentially cancer-causing. But this is how the scientific process works. The data on … Continue reading

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WHO Review Links Red and Processed Meats to Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has classified processed meat as a cancer causing agent (carcinogen), and red meat as a probable carcinogen. This conclusion was based on evaluation of the world’s … Continue reading

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Multivitamins Associated with Lower Overall Cancer Risk in Older Men

A new study making headlines finds finds older men who took a daily multivitamin had a lower overall risk for cancer occurrence. The new data, from the Physicians’ Health Study II, is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) … Continue reading

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Do obesity and diabetes affect colorectal cancer patients’ survival?

A pair of new studies from the American Cancer Society explore the relationship of colorectal cancer survival to two potential risk factors: obesity and diabetes. Together the studies, which appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveal new clues to the disease. … Continue reading

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Can Coffee Protect Against Endometrial Cancer?

A new study by Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., at the Harvard School of Public Health finds long-term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer. The study appears in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Dr. Giovannucci … Continue reading

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Tackling Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama today unveiled the Childhood Obesity Task Force action plan to address the growing problem of childhood obesity. As a parent, I’m thankful that my toddler has a love of fruits and vegetables (including beets!). I’m fortunate that I live … Continue reading

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