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Diet soda may cause diabetes risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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New research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows a link between the consumption of diet soda and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. The study tracked the beverage habits of over 66,000 women for over 14 years. The women self-reported their consumption of 100 percent juice, sugar-sweetened drinks and artificially sweetened drinks. By the end of the study period, 1,369 of the women were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that on ...

Is social networking the new handy weight loss tool?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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In case you needed another reason to use social media, researchers at the University of South Carolina have discovered that using a Twitter support group may help individuals achieve those challenging weight loss goals. The study’s findings showed that those who participated in a weight loss program overall lost more weight when they used the site to receive and share information and encouragement. The research team found that every 10 tweets corresponded with about 0.5 ...

Smoking cessation for cancer patients: A complicated picture

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Trying to figure out why most cancer patients continue smoking after being diagnosed is a very serious and complex issue. Approximately 50 to 83 percent of cancer patients continue to smoke after a cancer diagnosis, while relapse rates for those who do quit are as high as 85 percent. Cancer patients who continue to smoke face decreases in survival and increases in cancer recurrence. Dr. Sonia Duffy, a researcher at the University of Michigan, is ...

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on November 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex communication about colon polyps between doctors, patients and their families. Tell us about your project aimed at reducing colorectal cancer risk ...