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Stay Cool While Exercising in the Heat

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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It’s not unusual to see athletes pouring water over their heads after a workout, but does it offer any benefits to the body? Researchers at California State University conducted a study to find if there are any actual benefits to pouring water over one’s head during a hot workout. Researchers gathered 10 well-trained athletes, fitted them with heart rate monitors and temperature gauges, and had them walk and run in a laboratory heated to 92 degrees. ...

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. ...