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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 »

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention

What is a Chronic Disease? The main chronic diseases according to the latest WHO report are: Cardiovascular diseases, mainly heart disease and stroke; with the pre-condition of high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure levels,  cancer; chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes type 2 and Depression. This are the main chronic conditions and diseases that contribute significantly … Continue reading »