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Good & Bad Food Combinations
Certain foods are healthier when eaten together. For example, tomatoes and avocado - the lycopene in tomato is better absorbed when some fat is present. Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines use different forms of fat (e.g. olive oil or avocado) to enhance the flavor and nutrients in tomatoes. However, certain foods are not recommended to be eaten together. For example, beans and cheese. Mixing high gas food (beans) and high fat food (cheese) together will lead to gas and bloating.
Heart failure patients are surviving their conditions more often, but a worrisome study shows that they are increasingly likely to develop cancer. According to an online study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , this disturbing trend could actually be due to side effects of treatments and simply the fact that their medical surveillance has increased.
Recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, research from the McMaster University demonstrated that Metformin, a drug prescribed to help manage and treat type II diabetes additionally halts the growth of lung cancer cells and makes them more likely to be killed by radiotherapy.
In a recent and massive study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, the gene expression data of 22 tumors has successfully identified multiple metabolic expression changes that are commonly associated with cancer. Their findings were published in Nature Biotechnology
Childhood Obesity in America
Additionally obese and overweight children are 70% more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease later in life and are at higher risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Obese and overweight children are significantly more likely to develop prediabetes, a medical condition where glucose levels indicate an extreme risk for developing diabetes. Thankfully prediabetes can be managed in its early stages with diet, exercise, and utilization of diabetic support groups.
Recent Australian research has discovered that the destruction of immune system cells is an integral weapon against the growth and development of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus and other autoimmune diseases such as CFS.