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Understanding Obesity

Understanding Obesity

We start off by defining what obesity is. It’s defined clinically as an accumulation of body fat. Accumulation of fat to the level where it starts to endanger health. This is obviously a serious health problem, also a serious social and economic problem as well. But to understand how common obesity is, and to understand … Continue reading »

5 Ways to Ward off Cancer

5 Ways to Ward off Cancer

Harvard Health Letter There’s no guarantee you can prevent cancer, but you can reduce the risk of developing it by making lifestyle changes. Cancer is a complex group of diseases, each characterized by the uncontrolled growth of previously normal cells. While cancer is complex, reducing your risk for it isn’t nearly as complicated: it boils down to … Continue reading »

Cancer & Diet

Cancer & Diet

This Forum will explore what we know, and don’t know, about links between diet and cancer. Included in the discussion will be the World Health Organization’s classification of processed meat as a “Group 1” carcinogen; the latest on what is known about fats and cancer; and the just-released Dietary Guidelines for Americans as they pertain … Continue reading »

Buying organic?

Buying organic?

You don’t need to overspend on all organic fruits and veggies. Focus on the produce where it matters most. Organic produce includes plants that are grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. But these special growing conditions make the food more expensive than conventional varieties. If you’re weighing whether or not to invest in organic … Continue reading »

Physical activity

Physical activity

Fact sheet N°385, WHO February 2014   Key facts Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide. Approximately 3.2 million people die each year due to physical inactivity. Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Physical activity has significant health benefits … Continue reading »

5 Keys to eliminate food borne disease

5 Keys to eliminate food borne disease

Every year, millions of people become ill and thousands die as a result of eating unsafe food . Food can become contaminated at any point before its consumption, including during preparation and there is a lack of awareness all over the world that food can make an individual sick if not properly handled, prepared and … Continue reading »