A liver hormone gives new clues to explain your sweet tooth

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A hormone produced by the liver called fibroblast growth factor 21, or FGF21, might play a role in curbing your sweet cravings, suggests a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

The brain and gut (which includes the liver) work together in what’s called the central reward system to control what we like and choose to eat – including sweets. Differences in that system can promote unhealthy eating habits, which can lead to obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Read more… “A liver hormone gives new clues to explain your sweet tooth”

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    How fit is your city, and how that links to cancer prevention

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    Minneapolis-St. Paul now ranks as the fittest city area in America, nudging out Washington, DC, as the top spot, according to the latest annual American Fitness Index (AFI) report. Rounding out the top five fittest metropolitan areas are San Francisco-Oakland , Seattle-Tacoma and San Jose.

    The rankings offer important insights into cancer prevention, with the rankings taking into account many issues related to cancer risk, such as physical activity, healthy eating and lower rates of obesity.

    AICR research shows that physical activity lowers risk of several cancers; staying a healthy weight lowers risk of even more. Scientists estimate that nearly 1/3 of many common cancers in the US could be prevented if everyone were a healthy weight, engaged in physical activity at least 30 minutes every day and ate a healthy plant-based diet. Read more… “How fit is your city, and how that links to cancer prevention”

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      Replacing your ham with fish may lengthen life, study suggests

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      A large new study of over half a million adults suggests that eating higher amounts of red and processed meat increases the chance of an earlier death from cancer and other causes, but replacing some of these meats with chicken, fish or other white meats lower the risk.

      The study, published this week in The BMJ, adds to the evidence on how animal proteins affect our health.

      For cancer risk, AICR research shows that high amounts of beef and other red meats increase risk of colorectal cancer. Even small portions of hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats eaten regularly increase the risk of both colorectal and stomach cancers. Read more… “Replacing your ham with fish may lengthen life, study suggests”

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