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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Childhood Obesity Infographic

Posted by Will on September 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of obesity through healthy lifestyle choices is key to rolling back this serious threat to children and their parents. To mark ...

Healthy Recipe: Peach Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Peach Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: We like to use chopped frozen peaches, but you can use frozen berries or whatever frozen fruit you have on hand in this ultra-quick frozen yogurt that is made without an ice cream maker. Recipe Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen peaches (about 16 ounces) 1/2 cup sugar, preferably superfine (see Note) 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Recipe Steps: Combine peaches and sugar in ...

New York’s Ban on Trans-fat Makes for Healthier Fast Food

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Could fast food become a little healthier? Turns out New York’s ban on trans-fat is lowering consumption of the fat linked to heart disease. In 2007, the New York City Board of Health adopted a regulation that forced restaurants to reduce the use of artificial trans-fat to no more than 0.5 grams per serving. They then conducted research before and after the ban that verified the health benefits of reducing trans-fat in restaurants. Researchers found the amount ...

Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

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Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants. "Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the 'bad' cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the 'good' cholesterol)," says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst. The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, ...