Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Can You Reduce Your Risk of Cancer Through Diet and Exercise?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

A Workout a Day Keeps the Cancer Away

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Athletes know that lifting weights and exercising feels greater than anything (OK, almost anything) on Earth, but did you know that it can also reduce your risk of cancer?

Yes, it’s true – not only have you been working out all this time to get that stunning physique, but you have also been effectively reducing your chances of getting some of the most life threatening cancers.

One Third Reduced Risk of Cancer

Researchers say that regular physical activity and a healthy diet – two things that usually go hand in hand – can reduce the effects of colon and other cancers by up to 30%.

Moreover, diet and exercise can reduce the risk of many gender specific cancers too, like prostate and cervical cancer, largely because physical activity can decrease the amount of certain dangerous cell altering hormones.


A Coffee a Day Keeps Head Cancer Away

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Healthy Coffee
Healthy Coffee

OK, I might be stretching it a little bit with that post title, but the facts are the facts: coffee does have positive health benefits, the most recent being that coffee may cut down the risk of developing head and neck cancer.

The results were pooled from 9 other studies done throughout the years, and scientists feel confident in saying that the risk of developing head and neck cancer was 12 percent lower in people who drank coffee compared with those who didn’t.

In this case more is better, as people who drank more than 4 cups of coffee a day had a 33% less chance of developing the cancer. Now, I’m not trying to drink 5 cups of coffee a day, but I won’t feel too bad if I have 2 or even 3 cups.

Decaffeinated coffee and tea had no measure effect on decreasing the risk of head and neck cancer.

Read the research article here: Coffee and Tea Intake and Risk of Head and Neck Cancer

Drinking Soda Increases Risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 87 Percent

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Don't Drink SodaHere’s another reason never to drink soda or anything else containing high-fructose corn syrup ever again.

A recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, links sugary soft drink consumption to an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Noel T. Mueller, MPH, the author of the study and a research associate at the Cancer Control Program at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. notes:

“People who drank two or more soft drinks a week had an 87% increased risk — or nearly twice the risk — of pancreatic cancer compared to individuals consuming no soft drinks.”


Beer, Coffee, and Wine Prevent Cancer

Monday, December 14th, 2009

One out of six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. More than 27,000 of them will die this year, according to the American Cancer Society. There are similar statistics for breast cancer in women. These are important health topics, and do need to be addressed by everyone.

Beer, Coffee, and Wine Prevent Cancer
That’s actually IFBB pro Gunter Schlierkamp in the movie Beerfest

Many studies over the course of many years have pointed to certain ingredients in beer, coffee, and wine as offering protection against cancer. While that may be true, this is not a reason to start drinking more beer or coffee.


Hot Dogs Cause Cancer and Mark Buehrle Throws a Perfect Game

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I am far too busy writing an article that is tentatively titled “The 10 Best Ab Exercises” to draft a post of decent length or content for you today. Instead I will leave you with these four moderately interesting, if not time leaching, links.

Skip the nutrition fluff stories and go right to the most important story of the day: Mark Buehrle’s Perfect Game


Drink Coffee to Keep Your Brain and Body Healthy

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
Drink Coffee
Drink Coffee

A cup of coffee daily will help you in more ways than you suspect. For example, the daily dose of caffeine can keep Alzheimer’s illness in check, can help reduce cholesterol, protects against dementia, and reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Coffee Fights Cholesterol

A daily dose of caffeine blocks the disruptive consequences of high cholesterol that scientists link with Alzheimer’s illness. Caffeine equivalent of merely a daily cup of Joe could protect the blood-brain barrier ( BBB ) from damage that happens with a fat heavy diet, according to a study.

The BBB protects the central nervous system ( CNS ) from the remainder of the body’s circulation, providing the brain with its own controlled micro-environment. Prior research has demonstrated that raised levels of cholesterol break down the BBB that may then no longer protect the CNS from the damage due to blood borne contamination.