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Cancer Prevention In Your 30s.

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Cancer Prevention In Your 30s.
One begins to lose muscle mass after age 30. Strength training can prevent muscle loss, build bone density and help the body burn calories faster to keep you at a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight can help decrease the risk of cancer.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Nov 2011

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Cancer Prevention In Your 50s

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Cancer Prevention In Your 50s
Cancer is more likely to show up in men over 50 years old. That’s why the majority of cancer screening exams begin at age 50. Finding and treating cancer as early as possible is one of the best ways to beat this disease. In the case of prostate cancer (the most common cancer in men), treating the disease at an early stage means men may be less likely to experience long-term side effects, like impotence.
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Another Cup Of Tea

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Another Cup Of Tea.
Green tea contains catechins, polyphenolic compounds that are known to exert numerous protective effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system. Green tea catechins at doses ranging from 145 to 3,000 mg per day taken for 3 to 24 weeks led to statistically significant reductions in total and LDL (“bad”).
Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Nov 2011

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What’s For Breakfast?

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What’s For Breakfast?
Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day. These breakfast foods can also increase feelings of satiety and fullness and may make people less likely to overeat throughout the day. The glycemic index ranks foods on the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a high index are rapidly digested and ...

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Zinc About It!

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Zinc About It!
People regularly taking oral zinc may experience shorter common cold symptoms than those who do not. Higher doses appeared to have a better effect, but taking zinc for just 2-3 days seemed to have no impact at all. Common adverse events associated with zinc supplements are nausea and a bad taste.
Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2012

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