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2008-06-17 09:00:09

By Betsy Mason, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 17--The benefits of eating right and staying active may extend well beyond your physique, all the way down to your genes, Bay Area scientists have found. Men with low-risk prostate cancer were able to change the activity of genes that affect tumor growth with diet and exercise, which could potentially reduce the risk of the cancer progressing. "So often people say, 'It's all in my genes, what can I do?' Well, it turns out we...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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