A new study, published in the Environmental Health by the University of Illinois, has determined that the risk of childhood cancer (leukemia, acute lymphoid and acute myeloid leukemias (AML)), increases with exposure to agricultural crop density. There was a statistically significant association for a positive relationship between crop density of dry beans and incidence of total leukemia, oats and acute myeloid leukemia, sugar beets and total leukemia and all leukemias in specific states. Continue reading “Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density”
A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention has suggested that men who already have localized prostate cancer could reduce their risk of all-cause and prostate cancer-specific mortality simply by exercising more.
Previous study have documented that physical activity reduces prostate cancer. Few studies have investigated the impact of exercise following a cancer diagnosis.
The research team analyzed the data of 4,623 men who were a part of the National Prostate Cancer Register of Sweden Follow-up Study.
The results of the analysis revealed that men exercised for 20 minutes each day, by either walking or cycling, were 30% less likely to die from any cause and 39% less likely to die from prostate cancer, compared with men who walked or cycled less than 20 minutes a day.
What is more, the team found that men who engaged in physical activity for at least 1 hour a week were at 26% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 32% lower risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality, compared with those who exercised for less than 1 hour each week.
“Our results extend the known benefits of physical activity to include prostate cancer-specific survival, said Stephanie Bonn of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. However, it is important to remember that our results are on a group level. An individual’s survival depends on many factors, but physical activity is one factor that individuals can modify. Hopefully, our study can motivate men to be physically active even after a prostate cancer diagnosis.”
Physical activity and survival among men diagnosed with prostate cancer, Stephanie Bonn, et al., Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0707, published online 19 December 2014, abstract.
A new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session specified that norepinephrne levels increased by almost 74 % after consuming an energy drink.
A new study, published in the Journal of Pain, has revealed that a western diet and poor dietary habits causes prolonged health issues for chronic pain sufferers.
“It is currently unknown whether increased pain is due to greater weight or poor diet quality, or both,” said Robert Sorge, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. “This study shows us the direct link between poor diet quality and increased pain.”
Exercise impacts on gut bacteria, causing both brain activity and metabolic activity. A new study, published in the journal Immunology and Cell Biology, has specified the overall impact of the human gut bacteria on health over the course of a lifetime.
A new study, published in the Advances in Regenerative Biology, has demonstrated that apigenin, (found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper), improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells.
A new study, published by the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia has specified that immune cells in the brain consume the synapses between brain neurons, when exposed to a high-fat diet.
A new study, published by researchers at the University of Florida, has revealed that almonds consumed on a daily basis enriched the diets of adults and children.
“Almonds are a good source of plant protein — essential fatty acids, vitamin E and magnesium,” said Alyssa Burns. The researchers provided almonds daily to 29 pairs of parents and children for several weeks.