To Prevent Uterine Cancer, Think Coffee Not Cake

Posted on 09/16/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt doesn’t get as much attention as breast cancer, but uterine cancer — also referred to as endometrial cancer — primarily strikes women over 60, killing more than 8,000 a year. Now a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund International estimates that nearly 60 percent, or 29,500 cases, of uterine cancer annually could be prevented if women maintained a healthy weight and got regular exercise. They also need to drink a …

Is How You Eat as Important as What You Eat?

Posted on 06/28/2013 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthIn predicting future cardiovascular disease in preschoolers, is how children eat as important as what they eat? The surprising answer is yes. A Canadian study led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found “a significant association between poor eating habits in kids ages three to five and their levels of non-HDL—or ‘bad’—cholesterol, putting them at risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.” The eating habits that place children at risk for heart disease in adulthood are • eating while …

Three Tips to Attack the Munchies

Posted on 12/2/2011 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthAll of us are vulnerable to irresistible urges to eat a particularly fattening or unhealthy food. My downfall is a craving for sugar late in the afternoon when both my energy and spirits sag. According to a recent study, women are more susceptible to these urges than are men. But whatever your sex, at some point, you’ll be tested. Designing a strategy for coping is essential. Here are three tips to help you respond to otherwise overwhelming impulses (FIT):

The Takeaway: Do Morning Snacks Ruin Weight Loss?; Aging Out Of Health Care

Posted on 11/29/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayReason For Snacking—Not Timing—Matters Most: It’s 10 a.m. Breakfast was three hours ago. Lunch isn’t for another two. But your stomach is growling. Time for a mid-morning snack? Sure!—if you want to undermine your diet, researchers say. A 12-month study of women dieters ages 50-75, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found those who avoided mid-morning snacks lost a greater percentage of their body weight than their snacking counterparts—11 percent on average, versus 7 percent. But I’d …