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Posts Tagged ‘cancer risk’

Surgeon General: Cancer And Diabetes Linked To Smoking

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

186346449Smoking has never been good for us, no matter how cool James Dean made it look.

Now the cigarette habit has been linked to even more diseases and deaths than previously thought.

The latest report by the Surgeon General, recently published in USA Today, finds that smoking causes a slew of diseases, including diabetes, liver cancer and colorectal cancer, as well as other chronic conditions.

It doesn’t stop there: Smoking leads to erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration, …

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Taller People Are More Prone to Cancer

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

96312287People 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. …

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How to Calculate Your Cancer Risk

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

160634601  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 …

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Could Pepsi or Cola Give You Cancer?

Monday, Jul. 15, 2013

104694202Of 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 …

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