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Highly Processed Foods & Cancer Risk

A study out Wednesday suggests eating a lot of highly processed foods might be associated with higher rates of cancer. The study appears in BMJ, and the authors admit more study is needed, but warn that the rapid adoption of … 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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14: The Unmentioned Number in the Prostate Cancer/Coffee Story

Headlines across the Internet blared with the news over the past week that coffee could cut the risk of prostate cancer in half.  It was an irresistible headline. But just how reliable was the finding? What if I told you … 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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