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Month: August 2016

Obesity Is Linked to at Least 13 Types of Cancer (A NYT Article)

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR   A review of more than a thousand studies has found solid evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for at least 13 types of cancer. The study was conducted by a working group of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization. Strong evidence was already available to link five cancers to being overweight or obese: adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; colorectal cancer; breast cancer in postmenopausal women; and uterine and kidney cancers. This new review, published in The New England… Read more Obesity Is Linked to at Least 13 Types of Cancer (A NYT Article)

Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

  A news  study shows how regular resistance training improved fatigue and  quality of life in breast cancer survivors who were previously  sedentary.  Fatigue is common for women breast cancer survivors and it can be debilitating. If you feel fatigued it is hard to motivate yourself to do any exercise, but this can be the very activity that will give you more energy and motivation. This study proves that doing resistance exercise three times a week relieves the fatigue often experienced by breast cancer survivors. Abstract  The primary aim of this study… Read more Resistance Training relieves fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

A study proves PPIs for GERD (e.g. esomeprazole) causes the symptoms it is prescribed to treat.

Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy Induces Acid-Related Symptoms in Healthy Volunteers After Withdrawal of Therapy It may seem obvious to say that when someone stops taking PPIs they will experience symptoms soon after they discontinued the medication. But what are the implications of this happening to healthy people who took PPIs and did not have heart burn or GERD? In this study 120 healthy people were put into two groups. One group was given PPIs (esomeprazole) for 8 weeks and the other group given a placebo. After withdrawal the acid related symptoms (reflux,… Read more A study proves PPIs for GERD (e.g. esomeprazole) causes the symptoms it is prescribed to treat.

Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk.

  Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk. A while ago a new report released  by leading social demographer Bernard Salt, who said  by 2026, 4.6 million baby boomers and 4 million Gen Xers “ will be subjected to a bowel cancer lottery” purely because of their age. (Source. http://www.smh.com.au/national/millions-of-australians-at-risk-of-bowel-cancer-20160320-gnmlzr.html#ixzz43V3GG58M ).   This is concerning  for a preventable cancer. How then do we reduce the risk for ourselves and our families. To start with there is some evidence that… Read more Millions of Australians are predicted to get colon cancer. Here’s some evidence on how to lower your risk.