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Drinking sugary drinks increases cancer risk NO MATTER what you weigh

Stop drinking sugary drinks. This is the easiest and arguably the most profound thing you can do now to improve your health.

Susan G. Komen board members promote alcohol consumption for women fighting breast cancer

Lori Alton, Marchn31, 2016
It is one of the most recognizable fundraising organizations for breast cancer research in the world. Yet, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is promoting fundraising activities that encourage the consumption of alcohol – a known risk factor for breast cancer. (How crazy is that?!)

Study reinforces that secondhand smoke while riding in a vehicle is damaging to health

By Antonia: (NaturalNews) Sadly, we've all likely seen it: a person smoking in a parked vehicle, windows cracked only slightly, while their cigarette smoke swirls around the faces of passengers, some of whom may even be infants. While there are those who maintain that cigarette smoke primarily harms only the person choosing to engage in the habit and that secondhand smoke shouldn't be cause for concern, a new study challenges that thought process and shows otherwise.

Finding your estrogen quotient and its relationship to cancer risk


Estrogen is an essential hormone for the function and well-being of the female and, at a reduced level, the male body. Estrogen can be broken down into three major subtypes. The ratios of these subtypes give us a lot of critical health information that correlates to the risk of someone developing a hormone-sensitive cancer.

Fight heart disease and lower cancer risk with a daily dose of nuts


Nuts have long been a popular snack food. Inexpensive, readily plentiful and easy to pack for traveling, the large variety of nuts available virtually ensures that almost everyone will find a favorite. As if that were not enough, there are a number of health benefits that can result from eating a handful of nuts on a daily basis.

How sleep and hormones affect cancer risk


Sleep is vital to one's health and well being. It has been implicated that loss of sleep can directly affect the immune system and increase the risk of various cancers. The immune and hormonal systems communication seems to be a key factor in preventing cancer cells from dividing beyond the immune system's ability to keep them in check. Melatonin and cortisol are two of the most important hormones in preventing cancer. When these hormones are balanced, the risk of cancer and the rate of its progression can be reduced.

Copper water pipes increase growth of some cancers


A study carried out by Duke University in North Carolina has found that high levels of copper are linked to an increase in melanoma and breast, lung and thyroid cancer. While the research stopped short of claiming that excess copper causes cancer, the scientists involved stated that copper causes the cancer to "breathe," which increases the rate of growth.

Eat more tomatoes and slash cancer risk


Carotenoids are what cause some fruits and vegetables to have bright colors, such as yellow, orange and red. Lycopene is the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their rich colors and is one of the most popular carotenoids found in the diets of many Americans and Europeans. Many carotenoids enable the body to make the vitamin A that it needs in order to be healthy, though lycopene is not one of them.

High-protein diet in middle age doubles risk of early death, quadruples cancer risks


There is an abundance of advice from a wide range of nutrition experts, physicians and the American Medical Association that provide guidance on the best diet to prevent almost every chronic disease, aid weight loss and prevent an early demise. Most of this information is based on outdated, non-scientific information or a need to promote a self-serving cause. Over the past several decades, scientific researchers have been paving a very clear road detailing the optimal path to vibrant health, disease prevention and longevity. Diets that exclude one macronutrient or another may seem to work in the short term but are regularly shown to lead to chronic disease conditions and in some cases an early death.