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Panel: No need to reduce red or processed meat consumption for health

On Monday, new recommendations from a panel of independent experts (NutriRECS https://nutrirecs.com/about/) say that most people can continue to consume red and processed meat at their average current consumption levels. We asked nutritional epidemiologist Marji McCullough, ScD RD, about the … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Broad Support for Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Office on Smoking and Health has released a report showing broad support among U.S. adults for lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes. Below is a comment from Cliff Douglas, JD, American Cancer Society vice president … Continue reading

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Panel Supports HPV Vaccination through Age 45

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today made two recommendations regarding the use the human papilloma (HPV) vaccine. The ACIP harmonized recommendations for men and women, saying all men … Continue reading

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The Pendulum Swings (Back) on Prostate Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its guideline for prostate cancer screening. The group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 who are interested in screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms of … Continue reading

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Rodents and Radiation: What to Take Away from New Study Findings

Preliminary data was released today from two rodent studies by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), to explore potential links between cell phones and cancer. The studies have found high exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves … Continue reading

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Study links inflammation-causing foods to higher risk of colorectal cancer

A study in today’s JAMA Oncology links diets that include foods that can cause inflammation to an increased risk of colorectal cancer.  Those foods include meats, refined grains, and high-calorie beverages. We asked Marji McCullough, SCD, RD, strategic director of nutritional epidemiology … Continue reading

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A Healthful Way to Give to Cancer Patients

As the holidays approach and the year ends, a lot of people are looking for ways to give back, whether it’s gifts to loved ones or donations to their favorite charity (and of course we hope you’ll support the American … Continue reading

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