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Belgian study links tumor growth with sugar intake
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New research shows that sugar fuels cancer cells. A team of molecular biologists in Belgium have compiled research for nine years regarding sugar and stimulated tumor growth. The group has since published their findings in the Nature Communications journal — which could steer cancer and diet research in a more effective direction. In the findings relayed by Business Insider, scientists explain the customary way non-cancerous cells get energy — through a proc [...]
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Even moderate drinking may increase cancer risk … slightly
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The alcohol industry was accused of attempting to downplay the beverage's connection to an increased risk of seven different types of cancer, and new research published by the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that even "responsible drinking" bears a modest risk. Drinking in excess is widely known to increase the risk of liver and pancreatic cancers, but even less than 1.5 units of alcohol per day — the equivalent of a small glass of wine — can raise a woman's r [...]
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White men who exercise a lot are at high risk for plaque build up
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Caucasian men who exercise three times above the U.S. national guidelines for working out (150 minutes per week) are 86% more likely than black men, and those who exercise less, to develop a buildup of plaque in their hearts by the time they're middle aged, according to a new study. The team from the University of Illinois, Chicago, researched the coronary artery calcification (CAC) of over 3,000 18 to 30-year-old white and black men from Birmingham, Ala., Chicago, Ill., [...]
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Nearly 4 in 10 adults in U.S. are now obese, CDC finds
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Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again. In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory. In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese as well. The new measure of the nation’s weight problem, released early Friday by statisticians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prev [...]
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A drug-free, all-natural approach to eliminate anxiety
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What is anxiety? Anxiety is a general term used to describe worry, fear or apprehension. It is a normal response to a traumatic, dangerous or fear-inducing circumstance. However, if you are experiencing anxiety without those normal causes, that can be an indication of a more serious imbalance in brain function. Anxiety disorders can disrupt every part of your life — relationships, work, sleep — and can dramatically affect your ability to e [...]
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Dr. Samadi: What to do if your sex drive is stuck in low gear
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Should you worry or not about your sex drive? Your libido — how would you rate it? Are you always gung-ho for sex the second you jump into bed or does it need some time for encouragement and reawakening to get you in the mood? The desire to be intimate has many factors associated with it — your age, stress, emotions, and even medication. Whether your sex drive is stuck in overdrive or hovers in low gear, issues with libido obviously plays a significant role [...]
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Lengthy prescription drug side effects can confuse consumers
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Prescription drug advertisements are a risky business. Marketers for direct-to-consumer medication have — perhaps inadvertently — tricked consumers into downplaying the risks of a drug by presenting too many of them. A new study, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour by researchers at the University of Michigan, reveals that when a drug advertisement throws too many risks at you — we all know the oft-parodied endless scroll of side effects [...]
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