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High Blood Sugar May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Posted by PCF Admin on December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - A recently published study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests elevated blood sugar levels may increase women’s risk of colon cancer. Over a 12-year period women with the highest blood sugar levels were nearly twice as likely to develop colon cancer than women with the lowest blood sugar levels. None of the women had blood sugar levels high enough to be considered diabetic. The study hypothesized that high levels of blood sugar, or glucose, may fuel the growth of cancerous cells. However, the study also indicated that more studies are needed to determine the exact link between blood sugar and the increase in colorectal cancer risk. Read the full article on Fox News Health High Blood Sugar Seems to Invite Colon Cancer

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Food Heavyweights Asked to Help in Childhood Obesity Fight

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Healthy Eating - The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a Washington-based coalition chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama is focusing on the private sector to help stop the childhood obesity epidemic. In the past year the group has signed nearly 20 deals with the some of the biggest food companies in America. The PHA is working with companies to make it viable to offer increasingly healthy choices without hurting their bottom lines. For instance, Wal-Mart is currently working ...

Healthy Recipes: Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Healthy Eating - Servings: 16 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including 1 hour cooling time) To Make Ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 week. | Equipment: parchment paper Recipe Description: These cereal bars are chewy, crunchy and delicious with good-for-you seeds, nuts, fruit and little explosions of chocolate. We like the flavor of dried cherries or cranberries, but any coarsely chopped dried fruit will work. Recipe Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed wheat cereal 1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped ...

Project Empowers Latinas to be Champions against Cancer

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Research Administration & Community Outreach on December 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - In December 2010, the Foundation received a 2011 National Capital Area grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This two-year grant is funding a project entitled “Las Campeonas de ¡Celebremos La Vida!: Providing Education Outreach and Screening.” ¡Celebremos La Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!)  provides breast and cervical cancer education and screening to medically underserved Hispanic women in the Washington, DC area and in McHenry County, IL. Through support from Komen, the Foundation is adding ...