July 23, 2010

In Both Humans and Dogs

1 Cut Omega 6 Fatty Acids to Lower Cancer Risk

“Dog cancer vet” Demian Dressler, DVM, in a presentation at the Institute of Food Technologies Annual Meeting and Food Expo said that as many as one in three cancer deaths can be prevented in both dogs and humans by severely limiting calories and eliminating omega-6 fatty acids from the diets of both. He explained that limiting corn oil, vegetable oil and grain-fed meat will reduce inflammation that would otherwise cause an environment conducive to cancer. Reducing calories, especially from sugar, serves to starve cancer cells and inhibit their growth. Dressler’s research is based on evidence that dogs and people have similar cancers. He points out that cancer-stricken dogs are often treated with medicines used to treat cancers in humans.

More at ScienceDaily.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Dr. Demian Dressler, Institute of Food Technologies, Cancer in Dogs

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Not So Innocent Grilled Cheese

2 Five Worst Restaurant Kid Meals

Eating out can contribute to childhood obesity, and Men's Health (via MSNBC) has noted the five worst kids' meals served at popular restaurants. The fatty restaurant meals were singled out by the authors of the book Eat This, Not That!. One of the top offenders is the Olive Garden Fettuccini Alfredo meal with 800 calories! Another worst meal is Applebee’s Grilled Cheese with French fries at 1,020 calories. The suggested replacement for the grilled cheese meal is a hot dog with applesauce, which has only 300 calories. Denny’s Slap Shot Sliders (2) meal with Finish Line Fries also made the list with 1,180 mg sodium! Instead, order Spaghetti, Set, Go! With Apple Dunkers and Caramel Dip, suggest the authors. Kids' meals from Outback Steakhouse and Friendly’s also made the list.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Childhood Obesity, Men's Health, Olive Garden Fettuccini Alfredo Meal, Apple Dunkers and Caramel Dip, Friendly’s, Calories in Kid Meals, Fat in Kid Meals, Disadvantages of Kids' Meals, Applebee’s, Eat This Not That

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Radiation Affects Pregnancies

3 Radiation Used in Girls Increase Stillbirth Risk

Girls who receive radiation as a treatment for cancer and get pregnant later in life are at an increased risk of stillbirths if their uterus and ovaries were exposed. Information from 1,148 men and 1,657 women who survived cancer as children was collected. Girls who had radiation that included the uterus and ovaries had a nine-fold increased risk of stillbirth or infant death shortly after being born. Doses of radiation over 2.5 Grays increased the risk by 12-fold. Radiation in high doses impairs blood flow to the uterus which reduces its size, although it is not clear if that is the cause. Cancer treatments are more targeted now and chemotherapy is used for cancers such as leukemia. John Boice Jr., who led the research, believes that current treatments may not pose the same risk.

More at Yahoo! Health Day | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Software Lowers Radiation and Ups CT Scan Quality

Tags: Cancer Treatment, Childhood Cancers, Radiation, Stillbirths, Neonatal Death

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