Those who regularly consume crunchy toasts and French fries could be at an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Great Britain's Food Standards Agency. The agency has discovered that such foods include increased levels of a cancer causing chemical called acrylamide.
Those who regularly consume large amounts of red meat may be at an increased risk of developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers collected data from 659 newly diagnosed RCC patients and another 699 healthy adults.
Many pediatricians are now standing in favor of stronger regulations against tobacco and e-cigarettes, according to a new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The group has released its official recommendation that the legal age for tobacco and e-cig purchases be raised from 18 to 21. "Tobacco use continues to be a major health threat to children, adolescents and adults."
The American Cancer Society is suggesting that women should start getting mammograms at the age of 45. According to new guidelines, published in JAMA, formerly the Journal of the American Medical Association, women should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45, women 45 to 54 years of age should be screened annually.
A new study says that taking calcium or Vitamin D alone or together cannot prevent colon cancer. For the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers randomly assigned more than 2,200 participants to take daily either 1,200 milligrams of calcium carbonate or 1,000 (International Units) IU of vitamin D separately, to take both together or to take a placebo.