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What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by PCF Admin on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and obesity. Read the full article from Fox News to learn which subdivisions of phytochemicals are found in certain fruits and vegetables. The Importance of Phytochemicals in Your Diet

Caffeine May Help Protect Skin from UV Rays

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Save Your Skin - There have been a number of recent studies examining the possible cancer preventive properties of caffeine and coffee, focused mainly on prostate and non-melanoma skin cancers. Researchers at Rutgers University, though, have found that ingesting caffeine or rubbing it on the skin may help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer caused by harmful UV rays, due in part to its ability to hinder the protein enzyme ATR during the pre-cancerous stage. Although it remains ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon says “YES” to Michigan

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - After my first fantastic trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I was so excited to go back for three more Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stops in the Lower Peninsula! One person I met told me that after the tour, I was going to be well acquainted with Michigan and that Michigan was going to be well acquainted with my Colon  - one of the countless “colon” jokes I’ve heard over the past month! These stops were a ...

Turning the Tides on Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. (GSAHEC), is providing colorectal and prostate cancer education and promoting preventive behaviors among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida. The organization was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Foundations 2011 Community Grants program. The Turning the Tides project aims to reach over 2,200 underserved community members with colorectal cancer and prostate health awareness education and referrals. The incidence rates for both cancers are ...