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Exercise May Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

Exercise May Cut Your Risk of 13 Types of Cancer

Greater activity linked to lower odds of three of the most common cancers.

September 2016 - Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common - breast, colon and lung cancer.

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Report: GMO Foods as Safe as Conventional Choices

Report: GMO Foods as Safe as Conventional Choices

Lines between genetically engineered and hybridized crops blurring.

Are foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients safe to eat? Even as a new Vermont law and food giants including General Mills and Campbell Soup push to label GMO products, a sweeping new scientific report concludes that genetically engineered crops are as safe as conventionally grown foods.

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Omega-6s in Vegetable Oil Linked to Lower Diabetes Danger

Omega-6s in Vegetable Oil Linked to Lower Diabetes Danger

Don’t fear foods high in omega-6s.

Contrary to some advice to limit the omega-6 fats found in vegetable oil, a new Finnish study finds that high blood levels are associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, at least in men. The study looked primarily at linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fat not formed by the body, which must be obtained from the diet. It's the primary fatty acid found in oils high in polyunsaturated fats as well as nuts and seeds.

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Eating Fruit Daily Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Eating Fruit Daily Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Topping cereal or yogurt or as snacks or desserts, fruit can be part of a healthy dietary pattern.

If you need more motivation to substitute an apple or a pear for that bag of chips or indulgent dessert, a new Chinese study might help you reach for the fruit bowl or bag of berries in the freezer. In the most comprehensive such research to date, following a half-million people for seven years, greater fruit consumption was associated with lower risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

Coffee Drinkers at Reduced Odds of Colorectal Cancer

Those who drink the most are at only half the risk.

More evidence that coffee - once thought of as bad for you - is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a control group of 4,097 men and women with no history of the cancer.

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Keep Your Summer Picnic Food Safe

Keep Your Summer Picnic Food Safe

Don’t let foodborne illness spoil your outdoor fun.

Summer is picnic and outdoor barbecue time - which also makes it prime time for foodborne illnesses. Warm, humid weather encourages the growth of bacteria, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), but so can human factors such as lax outdoor sanitation and inadequate refrigeration. The combination causes foodborne illness to spike in summer months.

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