Svårt att ändra överviktiga barns aktivitetsvanor

Drygt femtio familjer med överviktiga 8–12-åringar fick delta i ett livsstilsprogram för att ändra barnens mat- och motionsvanor. Men stödet var inte tillräckligt, efter två års tid hade barnen istället blivit mindre aktiva. – Fler studier krävs för att ta reda på vad som kan motverka utvecklingen, menar Catharina Bäcklund vid Umeå universitet. Mer än … Läs merSvårt att ändra överviktiga barns aktivitetsvanor

Study Shows Only a Weak Link Between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Reduced Risk of Cancer

An analysis by Mount Sinai researchers of over eight years of dietary data from more than 400,000 people has found that the relationship between high consumption of fruits and vegetables and a reduced risk of cancer is not as strong as commonly thought. The study is published online April 6, 2010 in the Journal of the … Läs merStudy Shows Only a Weak Link Between Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Reduced Risk of Cancer

Folsyra i kosttillskott kan öka risken för bröstcancer hos vissa kvinnor

Folat, en typ av B-vitamin, ger hos de flesta kvinnor en minskad risk för bröstcancer. Hos kvinnor med en viss genuppsättning var det däremot tvärtom: folat ökade risken för bröstcancer. – Därför tycker jag det är för tidigt att införa en allmän folatberikning av livsmedel, säger näringsforskaren Ulrika Ericson från Lunds universitet. Hon tycker inte … Läs merFolsyra i kosttillskott kan öka risken för bröstcancer hos vissa kvinnor

Vitamin and Calcium Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

itamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010. “It is not an immediate effect. You don’t take a vitamin today and your breast cancer risk is reduced tomorrow,” said Jaime Matta, Ph.D., professor in the Ponce … Läs merVitamin and Calcium Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Meat, Especially If It’s Well Done, May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

People who eat meat frequently, especially meat that is well done or cooked at high temperatures, may have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer, according to a large study at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010. This risk appears … Läs merMeat, Especially If It’s Well Done, May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer

Body Mass Index Gain Throughout Adulthood May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Reported mid-life increase in body mass index (BMI) may lead to substantially higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to results of a prospective cohort study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010, held here April 17-21. In previous studies, excess weight has been linked with increased risk of postmenopausal … Läs merBody Mass Index Gain Throughout Adulthood May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer