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New York’s Ban on Trans-fat Makes for Healthier Fast Food

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Could fast food become a little healthier? Turns out New York’s ban on trans-fat is lowering consumption of the fat linked to heart disease. In 2007, the New York City Board of Health adopted a regulation that forced restaurants to reduce the use of artificial trans-fat to no more than 0.5 grams per serving. They then conducted research before and after the ban that verified the health benefits of reducing trans-fat in restaurants. Researchers found the amount ...

Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

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Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants. "Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the 'bad' cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the 'good' cholesterol)," says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst. The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, ...

Some Olympic Athletes Reject Sports Drinks for Healthy Foods

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the 2012 London Olympics winds down, it’s no surprise that advertisements for sports drinks are in full force. However, many nutritionists and athletes suggest more natural options for training and competitions. Yale University Nutritionist Expert David Katz says many of the advertised sports foods can actually dehydrate you, make you tired and add on a few extra pounds. The sports nutrition industry claims that sports drinks contain electrolytes and minerals you can’t get from water. ...

Crossfit Q & A: Dr. Matt Pogodzinski

Posted by PCF Admin on June 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Crossfit gyms seem to be popping up all over the place, and maybe you’ve heard of the killer new workout craze sweeping through cities everywhere. I talked with Dr. Matt Pogodzinski, Crossfit fanatic and “Crossfight Against Cancer” organizer to see what all the fuss is about. Matt is working with two gyms in Evanston, Ill. to host a Crossfit charity event next weekend to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Q: To someone who is ...