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Stay Cool While Exercising in the Heat

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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It’s not unusual to see athletes pouring water over their heads after a workout, but does it offer any benefits to the body? Researchers at California State University conducted a study to find if there are any actual benefits to pouring water over one’s head during a hot workout. Researchers gathered 10 well-trained athletes, fitted them with heart rate monitors and temperature gauges, and had them walk and run in a laboratory heated to 92 degrees. ...

Health Regulations Push Schools to Serve Healthier Lunches

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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For the first time in over a decade, stricter health regulations have pushed schools to offer healthier lunch choices for students. Options will include more servings of fruit and vegetables and overall less saturated fat content. Many school systems are also increasing the number of dishes that incorporate vegetarian and whole grain options. The recent government regulations are a result of the increasing obesity epidemic affecting school age children in the U.S. With one-third of all ...

Life Spans of Women Improving Slower than Men

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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On average, women in the U.S. are expected to live four years longer than men. According to a report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, that gap may be shrinking as men’s life spans are increasing each year more than women’s life spans are. In over 650 counties across the U.S., women’s life expectancy has not improved since 1999 and in some cases it has worsened especially in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia. Nationally, men’s ...

Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...