Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Mouth Bacteria Could Be Linked to Bowel Disease

Although the human digestive tract is like an unobstructed tube, when it comes to the bacteria that live inside it, there are distinct territories within the tube that host specific populations of microorganisms. Researchers have been investigating what it could mean for human health when a type of bacteria that is common in one zone [. . . more]

Breast Cancer: Body Fat, Not Weight, Poses Greater Risk

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, even if they are within a normal BMI range. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference in January 2018, is the first to look at the correlation between [. . . more]

Reducing Salt in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Table salt consists of two elements, sodium and chloride, and both are essential for normal physiological functions. Sodium plays key roles in maintaining the water balance in our bodies and ensuring that nerve impulses can be transmitted to and received by various tissues. The kidneys are responsible for helping to regulate the amount of sodium [. . . more]

Exercise Can Help You Quit Smoking

A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology in December 2017 suggests that even moderate intensity exercise reduces the severity of nicotine withdrawal symptoms in smokers. Researchers at St. George’s University of London exposed mice to nicotine for 14 days and measured the effects of exercise intensity on their nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The mice were [. . . more]

Fish-Derived Omega-3 Best for Breast Cancer Prevention

A new study reveals that omega-3s derived from fish are better than plant-based omega-3s for preventing the development of breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Guelph discovered that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are around eight times more effective in preventing the development of an aggressive form of breast cancer, known as [. . . more]

Alcohol Linked to Greater Risk of Cancer

For those who enjoy it, drinking alcohol can be a way to relax and socialize. Over the years, research has highlighted a few health benefits associated with “moderate drinking”, meaning 1 serving of alcohol for women and 2 for men per day. In a review published in March, 2014 , lead researcher Dr. James O’Keefe, [. . . more]

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Breast Cancer Risk

A recent scientific abstract suggests breast cancer risk increases if deficient in the sunshine vitamin, and inversely that vitamin D can therefore prevent breast cancer . Researchers Manar Atoum and Foad Alzoughool published their findings in December 2017 at Sage Journals.  The abstract details that the current “worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is approximately 1 billion.” The fact that 1/7th of [. . . more]