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How the sun and UV cause cancer

Too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of skin cancer. In the UK more than 8 in 10 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, could be prevented through enjoying the sun safely and avoiding using sunbeds. What is UV? There are 2 main types of UV rays that damage our…

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19 Foods That Are High in Starch

Carbohydrates can be divided into three main categories: sugar, fiber and starch. Starches are the most commonly consumed type of carb, and an important source of energy for many people. Cereal grains and root vegetables are common sources. Starches are classified as complex carbs, since they consist of many sugar molecules joined together. Traditionally, complex carbs have been viewed as…

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If you’re drinking tap water, you’re probably drinking plastic; here’s why.

Reportedly, over 400 million metric tons of new plastic is made each year and only a small fraction is recycled.  http://whatseatingyoukid.com  The BPA MONSTER! Pinaz Kazi   [Representational image]Creative Commons Billions of people are drinking water contaminated by microscopic plastic fibres. These are extremely small pieces of plastic that are turning up in the tap-water systems globally. The contamination is…

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Troubled by man boobs? Blame it on your favourite beer!

If you are troubled with unwanted moobs, despite eating right and exercising regularly, then it’s time to keep a check on what you drink. Pinaz Kazi Representational imageReuters Man boobs or gynecomastia affect almost half of men, according to research published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. However, very little is known as to why it happens. It’s not…

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The low-down on low-calorie sweeteners.

Fitadelphia does not advise using artificial sugar for anything!  We do promote Stevia but in moderation and it should be organic.  See whatseatingyoukid.com Author: Caitlin Dow Do they cause weight gain, cravings, or diabetes? Here’s what the latest evidence shows. “Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests,” read the headline in the Washington Post this July. That wasn’t the…

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A Tick Bite Could Make You Allergic to Meat—and It’s Spreading

As people encounter more ticks during the summer months, their chances for getting bitten by the allergy-carrying Lone Star tick increases.  VIEW IMAGES The American Dog tick, while not capable of spreading Alpha-Gal, can be a host to a number of other illnesses. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK By Sarah Gibbens PUBLISHED JUNE 21, 2017 Alpha-Gal may sound empowering,…

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Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears and what to do about it

Skip to content   Constant noise in the head — such as ringing in the ears — rarely indicates a serious health problem, but it sure can be annoying. Here’s how to minimize it. Updated: August 16, 2017 Published: September, 2011 Tinnitus (pronounced tih-NITE-us or TIN-ih-tus) is sound in the head with no external source. For many, it’s a ringing…

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It’s Time to Ditch BMI as a Measure of Obesity

Laura Entis Body mass index has long determined what it means to be overweight. Invented in the early 1800s by a Belgian statistician, the measurement is used as a definitive benchmark: those with a score below 18.5 are underweight, those who fall between 18.5 and 24.9 are normal, those between 25 to 29.9 are overweight, and those 30 and higher…

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Obesity Could Cause 700,000 New Cancer Cases By 2035, Major Health Study Predicts!

 07/01/2016 09:29 | Updated 07 January 2016 Natasha Hinde Lifestyle Writer at HuffPost UK Over the next 20 years, obesity could be linked to almost 700,000 new cases of cancer in the UK, a major report has suggested. The report from Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum predicted that Britain’s obesity epidemic could cause a huge increase in the number of cancer cases by 2035. Health experts, alongside chef and…

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It’s not cute to be fat!! Obese toddlers begin showing signs of heart failure by age of one, study finds.

The study found obese children had 30 per cent thicker heart muscle compared to those of a healthy weight. Suffering from an abnormally enlarged organ is an early marker of heart disease. When obesity exacerbates their heart health in toddlerhood, alarm bells should be ringingTam Fry, National Obesity Forum Nearly all of the overweight babies were bottle-fed, leading experts to warn too…

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