Health Tip Of The Week...
New Study: Vitamin C and Cancer
A study in the 08/10 issue of the journal Cancer Research supports Linus Pauling's claim that vitamin C has amazing healing and protective benefits. Vitamin C may put the brakes on the growth of cancer cells because tumors were less able to accumulate vitamin C when compared with normal healthy tissue and a lack of vitamin C allowed tumors to survive and grow more easily.
Be Aware: High Fructose Corn Syrup Danger
Two new studies have added more reason for concern that high-fructose corn syrup causes significantly more harm to the body than its sugar content would suggest.
In the first study, published in the 08/10 issue of the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, researchers from Princeton University in New Jersey found that rats consuming high fructose corn syrup gained more weight and developed more risk factors for heart disease than rats consuming the same amount of sugar.
Every rat consuming high-fructose corn syrup became obese. In contrast, rats fed a high-fat diet did not become obese in all cases.
Another study, conducted by Duke University researchers, published in the 08/10 issue of the Journal of Hepatology, found that high-fructose corn syrup worsened the effects of a form of scarring of the liver known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The higher patients' fructose intake, the worse the scarring of their livers.
One of the researchers in this study stated, "we have identified an environmental risk factor that may contribute to the metabolic syndrome of insulin resistance and the complications of the metabolic syndrome, including liver injury."
Researchers have hypothesized that the negative effects come from the massive quantities in which high-fructose corn syrup is consumed -- BEWARE: high-fructose corn syrup is found in nearly all processed foods.
The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…
Everyone knows the old bromide, "You are what you eat." And while I would use the word consume, the point is that with knowledge should come an increase in consciousness or at least an increase in awareness. With that new awareness, alterations in behavior should be self evident. If we know something is not good for us, we should avoid it and if we know something is good and would contribute to our health, we should embrace it and add it to our lifestyle!
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