April 1, 2013

Pregnant Cows Suspected

1 High-Fat Dairy Boosts Cancer Death Rate

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are advised to strictly limit their intake of high-fat dairy foods. A Kaiser Permanent study of 1,900 women diagnosed with early-stage invasive breast cancer found that those who consumed at least one daily serving of whole milk, cream, ice cream or other high-fat dairy item increased their risk of dying from that disease within the following twelve years by 49 percent, and of dying from any cause by 64 percent, compared to those who limited the high-fat calories in their diet. The researchers suspect that American high-fat milk, which comes from cows kept pregnant to boost milk yield, contains an elevated level of the hormone estrogen, which which is known to promote the growth of cancer cells.

More at Lef.org | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Blood Pressure Pills Increase Cancer Risk

Tags: Breast Cancer, Causes of Breast Cancer, Cancer and High-Fat Foods, Fatty Dairy Products and Cancer, Breast Cancer and Diet

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80% of US Teens at Risk

2 Seeds of Heart Disease Are Sown in Childhood

Eighty percent of US teens may be facing heart disease later in life due to the amount of exercise they receive and the diet they are eating today, finds a new American Heart Assn. study. Too much sugar, salt and fat and not enough fruits and vegetables comprise the average American teen’s diet and only 1% eat what the AHA considers a perfectly healthy diet. For the national study, researchers surveyed 4,600 teens about their eating and exercise habits. Participants also underwent medical exams that included blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The AHA warns that heart disease later in life is directly related to diet and exercise habits in childhood and recent studies that have found evidence of early heart disease in children bear this out.

More at Vitals.nbcnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Bill Clinton's Heart Reversal Diet

Tags: American Heart Association, Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, Inactivity, Obesity, Children and Heart Disease, Heart Disease and Teens, Inactivity and Heart Disease

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Numbers on the Rise

3 One in Ten Kids Has ADHD

A new study released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention suggests that the number of kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has increased 53 percent since 2003. Approximately 6.4 million children in the US between the ages of four and 17 have been diagnosed. “Those are astronomical numbers,” says Dr. William Graf, a pediatric neurologist and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. The study also indicates that two-thirds of the diagnosed children are on a prescribed medication such as Ritalin or Adderall, which leads to concerns about the over-medicating of kids to the detriment of their later health. “Mild symptoms are being diagnosed so readily,” warns Dr. Graf. Symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsiveness.

More at Medical Daily | Posted 4 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: ADHD Meds in Short Supply, One in Four Patients Fake ADHD Symptoms

Tags: ADD, ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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