Health and Nutrition

August 19, 2005

Children who eat fries raise breast cancer risk

Filed under: Cancer,Uncategorized — Doc Joe @ 7:14 pm


August 17, 2005 08:47:23 PM PST

Very young children who eat French fries frequently have a much higher risk of breast cancer as adults, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

A study of American nurses found that one additional serving of fries per week at ages three to five increased breast cancer risk by 27 percent.

“Researchers are finding more evidence that diet early in life could play a role in the development of diseases in women later in life,” said Dr. Karin Michels, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, who led the study.

“This study provides additional evidence that breast cancer may originate during the early phases of a woman’s life and that eating habits during that phase may be particularly important to reduce future risk of breast cancer.”


Good Posture Starts Early

Filed under: General Health — Doc Joe @ 5:51 pm

We’ve all heard, “Sit up straight!” more than once, usually while sitting in a classroom many years ago. Posture was not taught, it was demanded. In an effort to weigh the possible benefits of back education, a group of researchers led a two school-year study of Belgian schoolchildren that concluded positive immediate and long-term results.


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