Diet-Cancer News Roundup

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Steve the AICR Librarian scours the net for the latest developments in the study of cancer risk as it relates to diet, physical activity and weight.  Here’s his latest roundup.

ALCOHOL

Drinking Alcohol Linked to Unhealthy Diet

BREAST CANCER

Multivitamins Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Preventing Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women by Achievable Diet Modification: A missed opportunity in public health policy.

CANCER PATIENTS

Promising Hormone May Help Reduce Malnutrition in Gastric Cancer Patients

Effect of Medical Staff’s Advice on Changing Dietary Behavior in Women with Cancer (Hungary)

CONSUMERS

Cultural Occasions for Snacking

OFFBEAT

Diet of Contaminated InsectsHarms Endangered Meat-Eating Plants

Diet-Cancer News Roundup

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Steve the AICR Librarian regularly combs the net for news relevant to our mission.

We love getting these updates, because they help us keep on top of the latest developments.  They also provide fodder for discussion both internally (ie, around the watercooler) and externally (ie, in AICR publications like Cancer Research Update and eNews.)

We figured we shouldn’t keep Steve’s hard work to ourselves, so here’s his latest roundup.  Hope you find it as useful as we do.

COLON CANCER

Mayo Researchers Link Obesity To Worse Outcome In Patients Being Treated For Colon Cancer

Magnesium may decrease colon cancer risk: Study

Lifestyle factors and p53 mutation patterns in colorectal cancer patients in the EPIC-Norfolk study.

CONSUMERS

Research investigates what consumers see as ‘natural’

OBESITY

For Obese People, Prejudice in Plain Sight

Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists

PATIENT NUTRITION

Chef d’cancer patients: Jack Shoop lovingly crafts a medical center’s meals


Counting Activity at Work and Play

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If you had to fill out a survey of your week’s activity, would you include only those bouts of exercise at the gym or add in the dog walks? What about including darting around at the office or any heavy lifting you do at work?

Identifying people’s activity levels may not be as simple as asking them.

This week, a study came out that Mexican-Americans are the most active group in America, compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans. The results challenge previous findings and suggest that collecting physical activity information should include electronic devices, along with self-reports.

The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health; you can read the abstract here.

Read more… “Counting Activity at Work and Play”