Highly Processed Foods Dominate U.S. Grocery Purchases
Per Science Daily: "A nation-wide analysis of U.S. grocery purchases reveals that highly processed foods make up more than 60 percent of the calories in food we buy, and these items tend to have more fat, sugar and salt than less-processed foods." For the full story, click here.
Fit Middle-aged Men “At Lower Risk for Some Cancers”
Per the BBC: "Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests. Their high fitness levels also appear to increase their chances of surviving cancer if they are diagnosed later on. University of Vermont researchers said even small improvements in fitness could help to reduce cancer risk." For the full story, click here.
Nuts Are a Nutritional Powerhouse for Rich and Poor
Per the NY Times: "A series of large studies, including the Nurses’ Health Study of 76,464 women and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study of 42,498 men, found that the more nuts people consumed, the less likely they were to die at any given age, especially of cancer or heart disease. And a clinical trial conducted in Spain showed that death rates were lower among those consuming a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra nuts." For the full story, click here.
Color of Lettuce Determines the Speed of its Antioxidant Effect
Per Science Daily: "Lettuce, one of the indispensable vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that greatly benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. The color of the leaves of these vegetables determines the speed at which their compounds act. So lettuces with green leaves have antioxidants that react more slowly while red-leaf ones have a faster effect." For the full story, click here.
3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk
Per Web MD: "People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Cancer Research Fund International, found "strong evidence" that drinking coffee might actually lower a person's odds for liver cancer." For the full story, click here.