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Healthier Lifestyle Linked to Lower Risk for Cancer Death

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Cancer survivors who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, which includes never smoking, light alcohol intake, sufficient physical activity, a healthy diet, and an optimal body mass index (BMI), may lower their risk for cancer-related and all-cause mortality.

METHODOLOGY:

  • Cancer survivors often face long-term health problems and reduced quality of life. While modifiable risk factors can affect cancer survival, the specific influence of adopting a healthy lifestyle on overall cancer survival is still uncertain.
  • Researchers in this study examined five lifestyle factors (BMI, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, diet, and physical activity) in 37,095 cancer survivors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.
  • A total of 18,990 cancer survivors reported never smoking, 14,768 reported light alcohol consumption, 17,260 reported a healthy diet, 18,141 reported adequate physical activity, and 14,739 reported an optimal BMI.
  • Healthy lifestyle scores were created by summing these factors, ranging from 0 to 5, with
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Health Advice For Women at Each Stage of Motherhood

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THURSDAY, May 11, 2023 (American Heart Association News) — Everyone knows that on Mother’s Day, Mom’s needs come first. But the rest of the year, mothers often put their health care on hold to focus on others.

“A lot of times as women, we tend to put ourselves last,” said Dr. Marlene Blaise, a cardiologist in independent practice in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Avoiding that is important for more than mothers themselves, said Jennifer Stuart, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

“It’s also important for our families,” said Stuart, who has a doctorate in epidemiology and focuses her research on adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal cardiovascular disease risk. “As a parent, you’re laying down a foundation and modeling behaviors, healthy or otherwise, for your children. So, if we’re engaging in a healthy diet and

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5 Important Things To Keep In Mind While Following A Healthy Diet

FOLLOWING a healthy diet can be extremely helpful to lose extra kilos while maintaining a healthy body. There are various ways in which you can maintain a healthy diet without cutting on your favourite food items. A healthy diet and weight loss are linked as consuming healthy foods can go a long way to shed those extra kilos.

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) advocates that a healthy diet can help you live longer, keep your skin, teeth and eyes healthy, support muscle health, strengthen your immune system and lower the risk of several chronic illnesses. Therefore, we have brought you some easy-to-follow tips to inculcate a healthy diet routine.

Things To Keep In Mind While Following Healthy Diet

1. Fibre-Rich Foods

Fibre-rich foods help you keep full for long hours and prevent hunger and overeating. Foods rich in fibre include Lentils, pears, celery, leafy greens, and

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Mediterranean diet shown to be good for health and also the weekly budget

We’ve heard it time and time again – the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.

Mediterranean diet shown to be good for health and also the weekly budget

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Now, new research from the University of South Australia shows that the Mediterranean diet is not only good for your health but also for your weekly budget, saving a family of four $28 per week (or $1456 per year) compared to the typical Western diet.

The study compared the nutrition profile and weekly costs of three food baskets based on: the typical Australian western diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE).

It found that the Mediterranean diet and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating met recommendations for food groups, macronutrient distribution and key micronutrients associated with good health, but

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Good for your health and your wallet, says study

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We’ve heard it time and time again—the Mediterranean diet is great for our health. But despite the significant health benefits of this eating plan, a common deterrent is often the expected costs, especially when budgets are tight.

Now, new research from the University of South Australia shows that the Mediterranean diet is not only good for your health but also for your weekly budget, saving a family of four $28 per week (or $1,456 per year) compared to the typical Western diet. The research is published in the journal Nutrients.

The study compared the nutrition profile and weekly costs of three food baskets based on: the typical Australian western diet, the Mediterranean diet, and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE).

It found that the Mediterranean diet and the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating met recommendations for food groups, macronutrient distribution and key micronutrients

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