Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Congress Solved the Obesity Crisis

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 1st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - This morning, Congress passed a bill to finally solve the obesity crisis in America. They voted to raise the body mass index (BMI), setting the new normal weight at 28-31.9, which were previously considered overweight or obese. Thousands of Americans once considered obese and at serious risk for several life-threatening diseases are now at their peak of health. They can continue to lead a non-active life and eat anything they wish, without the risk of being labeled obese.

Healthy Snacks for a Busy Day

Posted by Monique Smaby on March 27th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Short on time but hungry? Here are some quick and easy snacks to keep you energized and focused throughout the workday. March is National Nutrition Month. Take control of your health this month by skipping the vending machines and snacking on these nutritious alternatives instead. Research has linked eating a poor diet to several cancers. Help prevent cancer by fueling your workday with these nutritious snacks.

Foods to Help You Fight Off Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on March 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Diet and proper nutrition are vital tools in helping to prevent colorectal cancer. By staying active and packing your diet full of these vitamins and minerals, you can minimize your risk of getting this deadly disease.

Knowledge is Powerful

Posted by Jeanne EllinportJeanne Ellinport on March 25th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs in Europe found that the risk of breast cancer death was reduced by more than one-third. When detected early, the ...