January 29, 2013

Once a Week Is Too Often

1 Deep-Fried Foods Linked to Prostate Cancer

A study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that men who eat deep-fried foods such as French fries, fried chicken, fried fish and/or doughnuts at least once a week increase their risk of developing prostate cancer by 30 to 37 percent compared to men who eat such deep-fried foods less often than once a month. The link is even stronger between regular fried-food consumption and the more aggressive forms of the cancer. The study involved 3,041 men aged 35 to 74. Researchers controlled for such factors as race, age, family medical history, and body mass index. Previous studies have found links between high-heat cooking and prostate cancer, and between deep-fried foods and cancers of the lung, pancreas, head, neck, breast and esophagus.

More at Fhcrc.org | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Deep-Fried Food Risks, Deep-Frying and Cancer, Deep-Fried Foods and Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Risks

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Lightning Striking Again

2 Lightning May Trigger Migraines

Many migraine sufferers say that weather triggers their headaches but no scientific proof existed to back this up. Now, Dr. Vincent Martin, U of Cincinnati Health Ctr., and his med student son, Geoffrey Martin, asked 90 local migraine sufferers to keep daily journals of their headache symptoms for 3 to 6 months. They then compared the journal data to weather patterns and found that when a lightning storm occurred within 25 miles of a person’s home, they were 31% more likely to get a headache and 28% more likely to have a migraine. Even when the researchers controlled for heat and humidity, they found that lightning increased the chance of a headache by 19%. The researchers are uncertain as to why lightning seems to affect migraines but think one reason may be due to electromagnetic waves.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Tags: Headaches, Migraines, Headaches and Lightning, Headaches and Weather, Weather and Headaches, Dr. Vincent Martin, Geoffrey Martin, University of Cincinnati Health Center

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Big Meals Belong Early in Day

3 When You Eat Affects Weight Loss

It's not just what you eat that matters, but when you eat it, say researchers. In a recent study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, participants who consumed their bigger meal later in the day didn't lose as much weight as those who ate their bigger meal earlier. However, both groups had similar diets, sleep durations, appetite hormones and energy expenditures. The study followed more than 400 people in Spain, where lunch is the biggest meal of the day. On average, those who ate lunch before 3 p.m. lost 25 percent more weight compared to those who ate lunch after 3 p.m. Researchers say that breakfast and dinner timing didn't seem to affect weight loss. The research was published today in International Journal of Obesity.

More at CNN | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: No Obese Kids Isolated from Childhood Bullying

Tags: Diet Tips, International Journal of Obesity, Meal Times, Appetite Hormones, Eating Bigger Meal Earlier Day

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