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Fat And Healthy? Experts Say Not So Much
2013-12-04 05:11:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can a person be obese and still be healthy? The answer is no, according to a new study, from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), that appears in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According to reports published by FoxNews.com, individuals who were obese but did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels or other metabolic issues were...

Womb Cancer Risk May Be Avoided With Diet, Exercise
2013-09-12 13:21:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women who exercise, eat a healthy diet and drink coffee are at a lower risk of developing womb cancer, according to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). A WCRF panel found evidence that body fatness and glycemic load are a cause of endometrial cancer, and physical activity and coffee can help protect against it. Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in...

2011-05-23 15:00:00

World Cancer Research Fund advises people to limit their consumption of beef, pork and lamb, as well as avoid processed meat. Cancer experts have issued a warning about eating red and processed meat after "the most authoritative report" no the subject blamed them for causing the disease. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is advising people to limit their consumption of red meats like beef, pork and lamb, and to avoid process meats like ham and salami altogether. It said there is...

2011-02-04 09:45:00

While a new study claims that one in every eight women in the UK will get breast cancer, experts are saying that many other forms of the disease are easily avoidable with a few simple lifestyle changes. According to Cancer Research UK, the number of British women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 was 47,700, an increase of more than 5,000 cases since 1999. Those statistics reveal that 124 cases were diagnosed per 100,000 women, compared to 120 per 100,000 in 1999, they added. "The biggest...

2011-02-04 07:59:00

GENEVA, February 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New estimates released today, on World Cancer Day, by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)[1] show that by eating a varied and healthy diet, undertaking regular physical activity, being at a healthy weight and limiting alcohol intake, about 340,000 cases of cancer in United States could be prevented each year. In fact, significant reductions in particularly common cancers could be achieved...

2010-10-21 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing projections that by 2030, America's senior population will reach 20 percent of the population - 78 million people - and new survey information showing that Americans feel increasingly helpless about their personal cancer risk as they grow older, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) today highlighted the emerging research showing that even in later life, many cancers can be delayed or prevented through regular physical activity and a...

2009-12-11 09:48:23

Experts have gathered more evidence on the link between low birth weight and youngsters reaching puberty at an early age, according to a recent Reuters report. Those who gain weight rapidly in their first two years of life are also more likely to reach puberty early, they said. The study, in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests the onset of puberty may occur from 4 to 7 months earlier among boys and girls who weighed less than normal at birth and among those who rapidly gained...

2009-07-27 13:15:00

Many iced coffee drinks being marketed at chain restaurants could contain a large chunk of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake, according to a new report.The World Cancer Research Fund reported on Monday that most iced coffee drinks sold on the high street contain over 200 calories, while many contain more than 450 calories.Additionally, the WCRF found that the "venti"-sized Dark Berry Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks contained 561 calories, which is more than one-fourth of a woman's...

2009-03-01 13:33:03

Healthy eating and exercise could reduce bowel and breast cancer cases by more than 40 percent in Britain, the World Cancer Research Fund says. Beyond Britain, the research fund's study estimates about one-third of the most common cancers in affluent countries and a quarter in poorer countries could be prevented by improved diets and more physical activity, Health Insurance & Prevention reported Sunday. The figures do not include smoking, which accounts for about a third of all cancer,...

2009-02-26 13:28:30

A team of international researchers said on Thursday that healthier living could prevent about a third of the most common cancers in rich countries and about a quarter in poorer ones, Reuters reported. A new study which urged governments and individuals to do more to cut the number of global cancer deaths each year suggests that better diets, more exercise and controlling weight could also prevent more than 40 percent of colon and breast cancer cases in some countries. It suggested simple...

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