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Exercise Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer

June 30, 2011
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There are many ways to prevent colon cancer and one of them involved leading less of a sedentary life. A new study found that “physical activity can have an important role in colon cancer prevention.” The results of the study found a 16% reduction in risk overall for those who are regularly involved in...
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Aspirin & Advil Use = ED

June 28, 2011
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In addition to certain cardiovascular risks, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (known as NSAIDs) “is associated with erectile dysfunction beyond what would be expected due to age.” Common NSAIDs include aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and other products containing Ibuprofen. Read Abstract
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Parental Smoking Increases Blood Pressure in Children

June 23, 2011
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If you are a smoker, reconsider lighting up in front of your children. Researchers have discovered that “both systolic and diastolic blood pressure  were higher in children of smoking parents.” Elimination of this healthy hazard is required to “provide a long-term cardiovascular benefit” to the effected children. Read Abstract
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Eating Berries Regularly Can Reduce High Blood Pressure

June 21, 2011
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Consider adding colorful berries to your plate. A recent study found that people ate blueberries and strawberries “had an 8% reduction in risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) vs. those that didn’t eat similar dietary flavonoid foods. This was particularly true for people less than 60 years old. Read Abstract
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Irregular & Less Sleep Unhealthy for Children

June 16, 2011
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A new study found that “children whose sleep patterns were at the lower end of sleep duration, particularly in the presence of irregular sleep schedules, exhibited the greatest health risk.” In addition, “the combination of shorter sleep duration and more-variable sleep patterns was associated with adverse metabolic outcomes,” some of which include obesity. Read...
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Added Sugar Consumption Increases Teen Cardiovascular Risk

June 14, 2011
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Sugar and cardiovascular risk have a clear correlation when it comes to teens. A new study found that “consumption of added sugars among US adolescents is positively associated with multiple measures known to increase cardiovascular disease risk.” “Daily consumption of added sugars averaged 21.4% of total energy” for the average teen. Read Abstract
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Six-Fold Increase in Risk of Obesity for Formula Fed Infants Eating Solid Food Too Soon

June 9, 2011
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For parents considering feeding their infants solid food at an early stage, consider the high risk of obesity that research has found. “Among formula-fed infants, introduction of solid foods before 4 months was associated with a sixfold increase in odds of obesity at age 3 years,” according to a recent study. Researchers noted that...
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Orthotics Good for Foot Ailments

June 7, 2011
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When it comes to foot ailments, age matters. “Approximately 24% of adults have foot ailments, and the prevalence increases with age,” according to a recent study. But, there are solutions. “Biomechanical evidence indicates that foot orthotics and specialized footwear may change muscle activation and gait patterns to reduce joint loading. Emerging evidence suggests that...
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Sunscreen Can Dramatically Reduce Skin Cancer

June 2, 2011
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When going out in the sun, make sure to always protect your skin. Protecting your skin can save you from skin maladies that may put your overall health at risk. “Melanoma may be preventable by regular sunscreen use in adults,” according to a recent study. Australian researchers also found that “the reduction in invasive...
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Fruits & Veggies Prevent Stiff Arteries in Teens

May 31, 2011
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Children who don’t eat their fruits and veggies are in danger of developing stiff arteries by the time they are teens. A new study found that “low consumption of fruits and vegetables in particular, are related to arterial stiffness in young adulthood.” Read Abstract
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All NSAIDs Have Cardiovascular Risks

May 26, 2011
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When using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (known as NSAIDs) be cautious. NSAIDs include common over-the-counter drugs: aspirin, Ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. A recent study showed that there was almost no evidence that any of these “drugs are safe in cardiovascular terms.”  What researchers found is that “rofecoxib was associated with the highest risk of myocardial infarction,...
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Too Much “Screen Time” Can be Deadly

May 24, 2011
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Watching television can be dangerous to your health, according to recent studies. The risk of “all-cause mortality” and cardiovascular disease increases by 52% and 130% respectively for people who spend more than 4 hours in front of a television or computer screen vs. those who spend less than two hours a day. Use your...
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Early Antibiotic Use Increases Risk of Allergies & Asthma

May 19, 2011
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With the use of antibiotics at an all time high, more research is making it clear that early use is not beneficial and can cause harmful health issues later in life. A recent study showed that children who received antibiotics by 6 months were between 59% and 89% likely to have asthma by age...
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