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Increased Blood Sugar Linked To Cancer in Women

As we have discussed elsewhere on The Health Food Post website, many highly regarded experts and science writers have increasingly cautioned about the health risks associated with sugar and other fast digesting carbohydrates. Now, the results of a new study have been announced. This study involved almost 65,000 people and has linked cancer with abnormally high blood sugar levels. According to Dr. Par Stattin from Umea University Medical Center, located in Sweden, … [Read more...]

It’s Official – Diesel Fumes Cause Lung Cancer

This should not come as news to anyone, but despite long standing denials from public officials and the trucking industry over many decades, we finally have an official acknowledgement of what should be obvious. The sickened, irritating exhaust fumes from diesel engines cause cancer. Diesel is a petroleum product used as fuel in the engines of most heavy duty vehicles. Diesel fumes can cause lung cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an … [Read more...]

Conflicting News on the Health Benefits of Tea?

For many years, we have heard again and again that the health benefits of tea, green tea and other teas, were substantial. However, recent news from Scotland is raising some eyebrows and may warrant a bit of a rethink. New research indicates that men who are heavy tea drinkers may be more likely to develop prostate cancer. Researchers from Glasgow University followed the health of more than 6,000 male volunteers over a period of 37 years. They determined that men who … [Read more...]

Is Coffee Healthy?

There have been conflicting reports over the past few years as to whether drinking coffee is healthy or unhealthy. Here is an overview of recent news on the subject. The possible increased risk of high blood pressure and heart trouble has been feared as a potential negative side effect of coffee consumption. And there have been studies that indicate a connection between caffeine and higher bold pressure. However, these studies were done with soft drinks containing … [Read more...]

Medical Testing – Are We Doing Too Many Tests?

In 2012, the recommendation for men to get an annual PSA test (prostate specific antigen blood test) to screen for possible prostate cancer was reversed by the United Sates Preventive Services Task Force. Other recommendations for annual tests such as annual EKG tests, yearly pap smears, etc. have come under fire as well. The idea and evidence is that these tests either don’t help much with health outcomes and in many cases lead to false positive test results … [Read more...]