Category Archives: Nutrition

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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