People that are tall often attribute it to “good genes,” and they are right – genetics do have a large part to play in a person’s height. However, the results of a new study suggest that being tall may not actually be a ‘good’ gene—and the same genes responsible for being tall may contribute to an increased cancer risk.
In July, TIME Magazine featured a piece on a research paper published in the Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention Journal. …Read more
Almost everyone has had a frightening experience with cancer, either directly or indirectly. If you’re like most people, you would do anything to lower your cancer risk. Approximately 1 in 8 American women and 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. A woman who has a high breast cancer risk is also at a higher risk of developing ovarian and/or endometrial cancer. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute have recently moved one step closer to …Read more
Of the popular beverages around the world, Coca-Cola and Pepsi generate billions of retail sales annually. However, in 2012, California passed a law mandating that all drinks containing a certain amount of cancer-causing ingredients must include a cancer risk warning on their labels. One such ingredient to be listed was the caramel coloring agent ammonia sulfite, or 4-Mel, which is commonly used in soda products. In order to curtail the mandatory cancer risk labeling, both Coca-Cola and Pepsi agreed to …Read more
Ever get that burning sensation down your chest after eating a big meal? If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But what you may not know is that, according to the newest research, your acid reflux could also be creating an uncomfortable increase in your risk for certain diseases.
Heartburn occurs when acid from your stomach backs up into your sensitive esophagus. Heartburn can range in severity, from mild and occasional episodes to frequent …Read more