Leave the politics aside, if you can. All of us who work to fight cancer and other chronic diseases can agree on one thing: We need to do more than treat the problem. We need an increased national focus on prevention.
The Affordable Care Act that goes into action tomorrow, October 1, marks significant progress on that score. Its increased focus on obesity is an acknowledgement that obesity causes major health issues. AICR research shows that obesity increases the risk for seven different cancers.
This easy dish is a perfect example of how seasoning can satisfy while keeping calories low for a healthy weight —a key to preventing many types of cancer.
Our recipe can make appetizers for 6 to 12 people or an entrée that serves 4. Just mix up our low-fat coconut curry sauce, featuring garlic’s potent cancer-preventive phytochemicals as well as curry powder’s tumeric, a spice that reduces inflammation, according to studies.
Raita is a cooling sauce that sometimes features cucumber, which you can add if desired. Our version blends piquant red onion, mint and lime juice with coconut milk and yogurt. It’s an ideal complement for the chicken.
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One of the big findings from AICR’s new report is that excess body fat increases a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer. Research already shows that being overweight increases risk of other cancers, such as post-menopausal breast and colorectal.
Maintaining a healthy body weight plays a key role in good health for both men and women – but as women, there are unique obstacles we face that can make weight loss a bit harder. Here are a few weight challenges I’ve seen women face and ways to overcome them.
Calorie needs. Women generally have a slower metabolism (due to differences in body build) compared to men. For example, the calorie needs for a sedentary, 35 year-old women who is 150 pounds and 5’5” inches tall are about 1,800 per day, while those for a man of the same age, height and weight are about 2,000 calories per day.
Overcome it by making healthier choices at restaurants (swap the fries or mashed potatoes for steamed vegetables) and keep portions in check. Recognize everyone has different calorie needs – eat based on your own hunger and fullness, not based on what others are eating. Continue reading →