Malnutrition common among older patients with cancer

Hospitalized older patients with cancer demonstrated higher risk for malnutrition compared with their younger counterparts, according to results of a prospective Brazilian study published in Cancer . Nutritional screening and assessments should be conducted immediately after hospitalization to allow for prompt diagnosis and interventions, researchers noted. “With these findings, [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-10-11T11:17:47-04:00October 11th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Fight cancer with food and healthy habits

Salmon and other fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help decrease inflammation and may lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, including breast and prostate cancer. Broccoli and other dark green vegetables offer carotenoids, folate and vitamin C. Carotenoids may be powerful weapons against [...] Click here to view [...]

Red Meat Study Caused a Stir – Here’s What Wasn’t Discussed

Image via Shutterstock Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons. The report sharply divided scientific opinion , with some experts praising it as [...] Click here to view [...]

Stomach cancer symptoms: The painful sign to look out for

STOMACH cancer symptoms are often confused with less serious conditions. It is therefore imperative to know the warning signs and get them checked out by a GP as soon as possible. One painful symptom could signify the deadly condition. Stomach cancer: Eight risk factors Stomach cancer symptoms: Five signs [...] Click here to view [...]

The Cancer-Obesity Time Bomb

Credit: Celia Krampien Most of us recognize that obesity is not a benign condition. Diabetes, arthritis, plus heart, liver and gallbladder diseases commonly plague folks who carry major excess poundage. Less familiar is the risk of cancer. Being overweight or obese has been linked to at least 13 types [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-27T17:51:07-04:00September 27th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Quinn on Nutrition: Probing the link between sugar and cancer

We could avoid about 3 of every 10 common types of cancer if we would change certain diet and lifestyle habits, says the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research. A good place to start, they recommend, is to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-14T17:00:06-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cancer, Dietary, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

How yoga has helped this Bellville breast cancer survivor

Mindy Wood, of Bellville, will teach yoga4cancer classes at the new Oui Integrated Wellness and Yoga Cooperative at the Richland Mall starting Sept. 18 and 19. BELLVILLE — Yoga is touted as one of the best forms of physical activity, with numerous health benefits. Mindy Wood, of Bellville, had [...] Click here to view [...]

Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer

In a study published in Psycho-Oncology , excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. The association was not seen in older patients with colon cancer, however. In the study of 4,159 patients, obesity was consistently associated with a [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer now the number one killer in wealthy countries: study

WATCH: Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries, according to a new study. A new study found that cancer now kills more people than heart disease in wealthy countries, and is on track to become the world’s biggest killer within just a [...] Click here to view [...]