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Heavy Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Weight Issues

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recently published study has found that overweight doctors are less likely to discuss weight loss with obese patients than those with normal body mass indexes (BMIs). The study also found that 37 percent of overweight doctors vs. 53 percent of doctors with normal BMIs were confident in their ability to provide patients with effective counseling about their diet or exercise (38 percent vs. 56 percent.) The researchers surveyed 498 family doctors, internists and general practitioners ...

Images of Vegetables May Increase Student Consumption

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetable Bounty

You are what you eat, but do you eat what you see? In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from the University of Minnesota compared the consumption of vegetables on two separate days by 800 kindergarten through fifth grade students. On the first day, the researchers observed how many vegetables the students took and how much of them were eaten. Then using trays with images of carrots and green ...

Daily Feats Challenge: Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on | No Comments »
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While Sunday’s Superbowl festivities provided some exciting thrills and spills, the Monday morning hangover from consuming a mix of wings, pizza, beer and Tums may have left you feeling a little under the weather. Those New Year’s resolutions you just made last month probably already seem ages away. Join the Prevent Cancer Foundation and DailyFeats to renew those promises of a happy, healthy new year and take the “Stop Cancer Before it Starts!” challenge. DailyFeats is ...

Healthy Recipes: Avocado-Corn Salsa

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Avocado-Corn Salsa

Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This colorful salsa comes together in a snap with avocado, frozen corn and ripe tomato. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 avocado, diced 1/2 cup thawed frozen corn kernels 1 plum tomato, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro Lime juice to taste Salt to taste Recipe Steps: Combine avocado, corn, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 99 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 ...