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The Relationship Between Cancer and Obesity

Aug 08, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. Roughly four in 10 adults are overweight, and more than one in 10 are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney problems and joint disorders in addition to multiple types of cancers. 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption, and/or poor nutrition, and thus could also be prevented.

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Dieting To Treat Cancer

Aug 03, 2018 by Total Access Medical

In 2018, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Although a few patients diagnosed with cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a DNA mutation possibly caused by a handful of external factors such as environmental radiation, toxins, and poor diet. However, this may not be the case, as some bouts of cancer may be linked to the manner in which cancer cells produce energy.

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Recent Research: Physical Inactivity Leads To Smaller Brain Size

Aug 01, 2018 by Total Access Medical

According to a study published in Neurology®, poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later.

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7 Reasons Processed Foods Are Harmful

Jul 30, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Processed foods are bad. They are a major contributor to obesity and illness around the world.

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Foods To Boost Memory 

May 14, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Just as your stomach, muscles, and heart feed on the nutrients that food supplies, so does the brain. So, before you eat a big T-bone steak with French fries, here is some food for thought: Research suggests that what we eat might have an impact on our ability to remember and our likelihood of developing dementia. 

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Nut Protein Vs. Meat Protein, Which Is Better?

May 07, 2018 by Total Access Medical
It has been long suspected that including nuts and seeds in the diet protects against heart and vascular disease, while red meats increase risk. A study has found that meat protein is associated with a sharp increased risk of heart disease while protein from nuts and seeds is beneficial for the human heart.
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Can Pecans Protect Heart Health? 

May 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Nuts are among foods that have shown promise for health. These healthful, nutrition-dense food items contain "good" fats, omega-3s, and a whole host of micronutrients.

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How Is Skipping Breakfast Affecting Your Kids?

Apr 30, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Among youth, the habit of skipping breakfast is cause for concern since daily nutrient intake plays a pivotal role in growth and development. Increased demands for growth require more energy, or calories.

Research has shown that children who skip breakfast do not compensate for it by eating more later in the day. Skipping breakfast may affect the child’s academic performance as overall engagement and cognitive abilities may be compromised due to low blood glucose.

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The Importance of Diet for Colorectal Cancer 

Apr 04, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects a person's rectum, colon, or both. It is more likely to appear in older individuals, but there are many other risk factors associated with its emergence, such as genetic and lifestyle factors.

One of the most cited risk factors is diet — referring specifically to poor dietary habits that often also lead to obesity.

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Dieting To Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Mar 26, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are constantly seeking to ease its symptoms with food and dietary supplements. While researchers have turned up no magic to cure RA, there is a connection between certain foods and the inflammation that characterizes this autoimmune condition. Before embarking on a special diet or taking supplements, though, consult your doctor.

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