Inflammatory foods are linked with higher colon cancer risk

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Certain foods may trigger inflammation in the body that can increase a person’s risk for colon cancer, suggests a study published online Jan. 18, 2018, by JAMA Oncology.

Researchers followed the diets of more than 121,000 people (46,800 of whom were men) for 26 years. Participants recorded what they ate, and their diets were scored based on the amount of foods consumed that are linked to inflammation, such as red and processed meats, sugary beverages, and refined grains.

People whose diets were ...

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Be Cautious about Your First Treatment Choice for Arthritis

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A common therapy for joint pain may not be as safe as experts believed, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Corticosteroid injections are often given to reduce pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis.

But these injections may do more harm than good: The report found corticosteroid shots in the hips and knees may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis and potentially even hasten the need for joint replacement surgeries in the long run, said lead author Dr. Ali Guermazi, a professor of radiology ...

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Genetics isn’t the Dominant Factor in Shaping our Food Responses

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Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualized, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?

I am on a small ward at St Thomas’ hospital in London. There are six beds with a view of the Thames, which is lit by November sunshine. I’m in good health, but scanning my timetable – I’m here ...

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Is the Cholesterol in Your Food Really a Concern?

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It has long been a common myth that cholesterol consumed in foods, called dietary cholesterol, impacts the level of cholesterol in your body. Well, consider that myth busted. Science is now speaking and it seems as though the blame may have been misplaced all along. There are other factors in our diet that are more likely to be contributing to health problems and, specifically, heart disease.

Untangling Dietary Cholesterol and Blood Cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels still may be related, ...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Chiropractor

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Say goodbye to chronic back pain

Chiropractic treatment is one of the most popular forms of integrative health care in the United States. Half of adults in the U.S. have had some experience as a patient of a chiropractor, and 33.5 million U.S. adults reported visiting a chiropractor within the last 12 months.

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the relationship between the structure of the body (mainly the spine) and how it functions. Chiropractic treatment is located on the conservative end of the ...

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NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

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FDA strengthens warning that NSAIDs increase heart attack and stroke risk

Back in 2005, the FDA warned that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen increased the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In July 2015 the FDA took the unusual step of further strengthening this warning. This was done on the advice of an expert panel that reviewed additional information about NSAIDs and their risks. Because ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) are available ...

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Dietary Cholesterol and the Lack of Evidence in Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. For years, dietary cholesterol was implicated in increasing blood cholesterol levels leading to the elevated risk of CVD. To date, extensive research did not show evidence to support a role of dietary cholesterol in the development of CVD. As a result, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans removed the recommendations of restricting dietary cholesterol to 300 mg/day. This review summarizes the current literature regarding dietary cholesterol intake ...

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Growing Horns from Cellphone Use

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Young people are growing horns from cellphone use

Are smartphones turning us into monsters?

In a BBC report about the changing human skeleton published last week, biomechanics researcher Dr. David Shahur of the University of The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, says he’s noticed an increasingly common horn-like growth at the base of the neck — sometimes so large they can be seen and felt through the skin.

“I have been a clinician for 20 years,” Shahur says, “and only in the last ...

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Free eBook : Good Posture

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Download your free copy of the Good Posture eBook:

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“The way we sleep, the pillows we choose and how we use our phones are some of the lifestyle choices that all contribute to the
gradual breakdown of your posture…….”

  • Good posture is natural, but our modern world often stands in the way
  • Awareness and daily practice are the best ways to improve your posture
  • Causes | How did it get this bad?
  • Solutions | How can I fix it?
  • Five ...
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The Super Easy Diet Plan That Helped This Guy Lose 130 Pounds

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Unlike most people, Giovanni Enea didn’t experience a distinct turning point when he realized it was time to lose weight and get back in shape. “I just woke up one morning and thought, ‘you know, let’s just try this one last time,'” he says. Enea, 21, a student who is studying computer science in Italy, says he’d struggled with obesity for so long up until that point that it practically felt normal. “I’ve been obese since can remember. There isn’t ...

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