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AMA declares obesity a disease

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The nation’s largest physicians group, the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially declared obesity a disease. Supporters of the disease classification believe this decision could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment by spurring health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services and getting doctors to pay more attention to the condition. Opponents of the decision say obesity is more a risk factor for other conditions than a disease. Critics are also concerned ...

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with words of inspiration

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 31st, 2013 | No Comments »
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This Sunday, June 2, 2013 marks the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), a time to honor everyone living with a history of cancer. For the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. , this day provides the opportunity to celebrate milestones, share their knowledge and experiences with others, recognize those who have supported them and rejoice in life after cancer. Over the years the Prevent Cancer Foundation has heard many stories from survivors ...

Mix up your treadmill workout

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Spending time on the treadmill is a great way to help train for an upcoming 5k, especially when you are pressed for time or hampered by weather. However for many, running or walking in place can feel boring or monotonous. Maximizing your treadmill workout to prevent boredom can be easily achieved with these four steps: Create variety with interval training. Mixing up the workout with intervals of hard running at a fast speed, followed by recovery ...

Exercise reduces breast cancer: New evidence

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New research may give young women another reason to hit the gym, take up a summer fitness activity or sign up for a 5k walk/run. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that regular aerobic activity appears to protect young women from breast cancer by changing the way women’s bodies metabolize estrogen. The study compared a group of active females with inactive females and found women who exercised for 30 ...