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Normal Weight or Overweight, Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Cancer Risk

Normal Weight or Overweight, Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Cancer Risk

New research from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term consumption of these toxic beverages increases the risk of 11 obesity-related cancers (i.e., liver, aggressive prostate, ovary, gallbladder, kidney, colorectal, esophagus, postmenopausal breast, pancreas, endometrium, and gastric cardia), regardless of what you actually

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There’s Danger in Eating Raw Fish

A 71-year old man in South Korea developed an infection after eating raw seafood, and resulting complications required an amputation of his forearm, according to a report published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine. The man had a history of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and he was undergoing dialysis for end-stage

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Monsanto Faces Lawsuits For Kidney Disease Deaths

In an announcement last week, Rajarata University Professor Channa Sudath Jayasumana announced that a group made up of patients, the families of deceased farmers, researchers, and farmers’ organizations would be taking Monsanto and its new owner Bayer, along with other manufacturers of glyphosate-containing herbicides, to the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. At the heart of the legal

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Beat Alzheimer’s with Good Fats, Antioxidants, and Sunshine

Two studies that were conducted at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), Bordeaux Population Health (Bordeaux University) show that vitamin D deficiency can contribute to increasing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially if the person also doesn’t have a storage of “good fats” and antioxidant carotenoids. The studies led by Inserm researchers Catherine Feart

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Add More Fermented foods for A Better Gut Health

Naturally fermented foods are getting a lot of attention from health experts these days because they may help strengthen your gut microbiome—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Researchers are beginning to link these tiny creatures to all sorts of health conditions from obesity to neurodegenerative diseases. Fermented

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Pregnant Women Warned About Sugar

A study has revealed that sugar consumption can affect childhood cognition. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the side effects of consuming larger quantities of sugary drinks and foods, focusing on the cognitive development of children whose mothers had too much sugary diets during pregnancy. The research team posited that pregnant women

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How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

There is evidence that not drinking enough may be associated with falls and fractures, heat stroke, heart disease, lung disorders, kidney disease, kidney stones, bladder and colon cancer, urinary tract infections, constipation, dry mouth, cavities, decreased immune function and cataract formation. The problem with many of these studies is that low water intake is associated

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