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2009-02-26 05:00:00

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of colon cancer cases and 38 percent of breast cancer cases in the US are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight management. The report sets out recommendations for policies to reduce the global number of cancer cases. The overall message of the report, Policy and Action for Cancer...

2009-02-26 04:00:00

LONDON, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 40 per cent of colon and breast cancer cases in some countries are preventable through healthy patterns of diet, physical activity and weight maintenance, according to estimates in a report that has set out recommendations for policies and actions to prevent cancer. The report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention, published today by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), has estimated about 43...

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2009-01-26 09:35:32

A study led by Dr Marcus Cooke at the University of Leicester and funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) UK is looking at whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy might affect the unborn baby's risk of developing leukemia in childhood. Dr Cooke sees the study as a unique opportunity to determine the sources of chromosomal alterations during pregnancy, with the ultimate aim of reducing the risk of childhood leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and white blood cells. It can...

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2008-08-27 07:05:00

The World Cancer Fund reported that eating a typical breakfast of eggs and meat could increase the risk of bowel cancer. Researchers note that daily consumption of 150g processed meats raises the risk by 63 percent. That is equated to about two sausages, and three rashers of bacon.What's more, researchers say that most of these traditional breakfasts can be high in calories, leading to obesity and many cancers.WCRF spokespersons recommend that people should limit their consumption of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.