Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping across the world. In its wake, it’s bringing a tidal wave of life-threatening consequences that are severely affecting the health and mortality of the global population. Increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes are just some of the threats associated with obesity. Now, a new study has linked obesity with increased risk of prostate cancer, and lower chances of survival – yet another dangerous roadway from obesity to premature death.
Colon cancer is ranked second as the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S., behind lung cancer. It is also the third most common form of cancer in both men and women, making it a source of serious concern for health experts around the country. A census taken in 2010 revealed that over 131,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with this form of cancer, resulting in over 52,000 deaths that year.
With cancer prevention being on the top …Read more
Our blood reveals many different aspects about our health. Every human being has three different types of blood cells: white cells, red cells, and platelets. Each serves their own purpose and function within a person’s body. Blood tests look at the state of these blood cells, allowing us to determine the health of an individual and whether or not a person may be combating an invisible illness.
Researchers are now finding another use for the simple blood test – not …Read more
Cancer affects the lives of millions of people around the U.S., a country that ranked 7th highest for cancer rates in 2011. There are many factors that contribute to the formation of cancerous tumors in the body – smoking, hormonal imbalances, and constipation, to name just a few. Now, add fatty foods to the list.
While recent studies have linked high fat diets to obesity-related diseases, the findings at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that high fat diets …Read more