Monday, June 04, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, clean food, cooking, cooking methods, cruciferous vegetables, food science, glucosinolates, good food, gooddiets, healing food, healthy diets, healthy food, nutrients, nutrition, nutritional value, organics, real science, stir-fry, vegetables (Natural News) Broccoli can be served in a number of ways, but a study suggests that the best way to cook it is to stir-fry it. The study, published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, found that stir-frying is the best way to preserve the disease-fighting compounds called glucosinolates, which are found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. A team of researchers at Wageningen University and Research wanted to determine whether glucosinolates in two different cruciferous vegetables and their beneficial properties could be preserved when they undergo the process of stir-frying. The research team used Chinese cabbage and bok choy … [Read more...] about Don’t know how to cook your broccoli? Science proves that stir-frying is the best way to preserve glucosinolates
How to reduce the risk of lung cancer
New European research has revealed some of the key risk factors for lung cancer, finding that it is not only heavy smokers who have more chance of developing the disease. Carried out by researchers from the University of Crete, Greece and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, together the team looked at survey responses from 65,000 Norwegians aged between 20 and 100 to identify the strongest risk factors. From their sample, the researchers found that 94 percent of the patients diagnosed with lung cancer were smokers or ex-smokers. In addition, 21 percent of the lung cancer cases occurred in those under the age of 55, and 36 percent of cases occurred in those who had smoked less than 20 cigarettes a day for less than 20 years, suggesting that it is not just older heavy smokers who are at risk. The researchers then used the results to pinpoint which individuals among smokers and ex-smokers are more likely to develop lung cancer. Five contributing … [Read more...] about Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?
SCIENTISTS have developed an online quiz that can calculate your risk of getting lung cancer. The nifty calculator is nearly 90 per cent accurate and has been branded a “great idea” by health campaigners. It has been described as the first test that can predict the risk of lung cancer in those not deemed high-risk, including occasional smokers and the young. Users are quizzed about how long they have been on the fags for - and how many ciggies they puff each day. But, a team of Greek and Norwegian researchers have added two new risk factors that can lead to lung cancer to the test. They include: having a cough during certain times of the year and spending a long-time inside smoky rooms. Those who have ditched the fags are asked about how long they given up with the risk dropping sharply over time. The other two questions revolve around age and BMI. Researchers agreed on the seven risk factors after assessing a 16-year-long study, with data from around 65,000 adults aged … [Read more...] about Are YOU at risk of lung cancer? This calculator reveals how likely you are to get disease in next six years
Published 8:50 am, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Numbers touch nearly every aspect of our life, from social security number assigned at birth, to the ever-growing list of passwords, addresses, telephone numbers and miles traveled. You never know at what point one previously insignificant number might suddenly become fundamental. Take 14 and 25. Alone, these numbers could mean nothing, anything. But to some, they are a statistic that needs to be changed. Because currently in the U.S., 14 percent of all new cancers are lung cancers, and 25 percent of all cancer deaths are attributed to this disease. Lung cancer causes more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) represents 80-85 percent of all lung cancers, and is often diagnosed in its later stages, once … [Read more...] about Increasing hope for some patients with a common type of lung cancer
(Natural News) Walking, jogging, biking, or doing any physical activity every day will reduce the risk of cancer, heart attack, and stroke, no matter what your body mass index (BMI) is, according to a study.A team of researchers from Copenhagen University in Denmark evaluated data from The Danish National Health Examination Survey 2007-2008, which involved 10,976 individuals aged 18 and above. The waists of the participants were measured. In addition, the research team took their blood samples in order to determine a substance called C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which increases when the body is fighting off an infection. Moreover, they measured the fitness and maximum oxygen consumption called VO2 max of the participants with the use of an ergometer, an instrument that measures heart and lung function. VO2 max is an aerobic capacity measure that determine how physically fit a person is. They also considered the participants’ age, smoking history, education, and BMI.The findings of … [Read more...] about Daily physical activity is more important than weight: New study finds it lowers risk of cancer, heart attack, stroke – even in people who are overweight or obese