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Recent Studies Making News
Mindfulness in America Summit - Hosted by Anderson Cooper & Soren Gordhamer
October 12 & 13, New York City
22nd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference
October 18 – 20, Denver, CO
WHO SHOULD ATTEND - For everyone who has been touched by thyroid cancer, whether you are newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor as well as caregivers.
Weekly Event - Sundays, 9:00am PT/Noon ET
Livestream Sunday Meditation
”Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life?”
The Center for Mindful Living LA offers a weekly 30 minute guided meditation through Facebook Live.
Research Highlighting Cancer Risk & Detection
Sept. 24 - Simple Lifestyle Modifications Key to Preventing Large Percentage of Breast Cancer Cases
"Expert reports estimate that one in three breast cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle modifications. Those modifications include such basics as weight management, physical activity, nutrition, and alcohol consumption, among others."
Sept. 24 - Vitamin D and Fish Oil Show Promise in Prevention of Cancer Death and Heart Attacks
"... vitamin D supplementation did not reduce major CVD events or total cancer incidence but was associated with a statistically significant reduction in total cancer mortality among those in the trial at least two years. The effect of vitamin D in reducing cancer death is also confirmed by updated metaanalyses of vitamin D trials to date."
Aug. 16 - Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients
"Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care."
Aug. 14 - Exercise associated with benefit to patients with advanced colorectal cancer
"Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who engaged in moderate exercise while undergoing chemotherapy tended to have delayed progression of their disease and fewer severe side effects from treatment, according to the results of a new study. Even low-intensity exercise, such as walking four or more hours a week, was associated with a nearly 20 percent reduction in cancer progression or death over the course of the six-year study, said researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, reporting in the Journal of Clinical Oncology."
Aug 1 - Stress may drive up death risk in cervical cancer patients
According to a study published in Cancer Research,”Patients diagnosed with a stress disorder or a stressful life event had a 33 percent higher risk of dying of cervical cancer. Those who faced a stressful life event had a 20 percent of dying from the disease.”
July 24 - High blood sugar increases pancreatic cancer rate.
The study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism “… found that as blood sugar levels rose, the rate of pancreatic cancer significantly increased not only in diabetic populations, but also in those with prediabetes or normal range of blood sugar levels.”
Health Research in the News
Sept. 5 - Temps up, blood pressures down in hot yoga study
"Adults taking hot yoga had lower blood pressure measurements after three months of classes, in a small study examining hot yoga’s impact on blood pressure."
Sept. 5 - High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance
"A recent Yale study has discovered that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism."
Sept. 2 - Sleeping too much—or too little—boosts heart attack risk
"Compared to those who slept 6 to 9 hours per night, those who slept fewer than six hours were 20% more likely to have a heart attack during the study period. Those who slept more than nine hours were 34% more likely."
Sept. 2 - A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk
"Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research."