Risk Of Prostate Cancer Lowered By Eating Certain Vegetables

30 09 2007

The risk of prostate cancer may be reduced by consuming more than one serving per week of broccoli, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

This research conducted among over 29,000 men has found that men who ate broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and turnips were 40 percent less likely to be diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer compared to men whose diet included very little of these vegetables.

The study found that men who consumed cauliflower more than once a week were 52 percent less likely to be diagnosed with extraprostatic prostate cancer compared to those who ate cauliflower less than once a month. Men who consumed broccoli more than once a week were 45 percent less likely to be diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli or cabbage, contain numerous powerful anticarcinogens called glucosinolates. The results found in this and previous studies have suggested that a healthy diet should regularly contain servings of this group of vegetables.

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Some helpful info about fat

27 09 2007

Wanna know about how much fat should be included in a healthy diet? What about trans fats or omega-3? There is tons of information about fat, but sometimes it can get confusing. Now the latest joint position paper released by Dietitians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association makes things clearer.

Check out a copy of the position paper available on the Dietitians of Canada website. There is also a fact sheet that puts the scientific language of the position paper into practical, consumer-friendly tips for healthy eating.

Also, for guidance on reading food labels to make healthy food choices check out the web Healthy Eating is in Store for You.

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Homeopathy: The pseudoscience behind it

20 09 2007

Interesting article titled Diluting the scientific method where we can read about how homeopathy is trying to establish itself as a real science… the truth is that it has nothing of science and a lot of scam.

Quoting the original text:

“Key to that understanding [of science] are the basic features of science, such as how scientific concepts are formulated and tested and why they typically produce a better understanding of the natural world than alternative approaches.”

“Homeopathy claims to be a form of medical practice that’s based on the principle that ‘like cures like’. Given a set of symptoms, a homeopath will identify an herb or chemical that causes similar symptoms. Following a predefined ritual, the homeopath performs a series of dilutions of that chemical that continue well beyond the point where there should be no molecules of it left—the final solution is essentially well-shaken water.”

“In the end, this overview provides a clear demonstration of tactics used by many practitioners of pseudoscience: make a large number of vaguely scientific arguments in the hope of making the desired conclusion seem inevitable.”

In fact, all pseudosciences act in the same way, they:

  • Ignore settled issues in science
  • Do a misapplication of real science
  • Reject scientific standards
  • Do claims of suppression
  • Engage in a conclusion/evidence gap
  • Focus on the fringes of real science

The article is a bit long, but it’s worth reading it.

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What a healthy diet is

19 09 2007

eatwell With all the [mis or dis]information around, no wonder people is confused about what foods they can eat. There are so many food myths out there –supported by magazines, websites and books of dubious reputation– that the general population is not sure about what a healthy balanced diet looks like.

The UK based Food Standards Agency has recently launched The Eatwell Plate, a practical tool that cuts through the array of conflicting messages around food and reminds us what a healthy diet is. It helps people make confident choices about what they eat by clearly showing the types and proportions of foods that strike a good balance.

Also, make sure to check out the 8 tip for eating well, some tips that will help you make healthier choices.

Finally, if you live in the UK, now your trip to the supermarket will get easier when it comes to healthy food choices. Some stores are adopting a new labelling system with traffic light colours on the label that help customers make the right choice.

So, don’t believe the hype and get the info right! 😉

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European Science Research – AthenaWeb

16 09 2007

Have a look on some of the sicence that is being made in Europe. Also, if you are a scientist you can use AthenaWeb as a tool for science communication.

Che it out! AthenaWeb

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Know your calories burned while walking with Google maps

15 09 2007

I recently stumbled upon a web site called Gmaps Pedometer. This mash-up tool tells you:

  • The total distance of your walk.
  • How many calories you burned.

You can use the metric system or the english system.

All you have to do is:

  • Type where you want to start in the “Jump to” search box.
  • Use the usual controls to zoom the exact place where you want to start.
  • When you are ready click on the “Start recording” button and then double click on the start point.
  • Anytime you click on another point it’ll give you the distance walked and the calories burned (aproximately).

Well, what are you waiting for? Start walking! 😉

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Back from Prague

14 09 2007

Well, I’m finally back from Prague. What a nice city… a shame is so cold already at this time of the year. Last Tuesday, when I left in the morning, it was 8ºC!!! Also it was cloudy and rainy all those days. I didn’t have much time to see the city, but I can say it deserves another trip, this time only to do the tourist.

The congress was good. There were some interesting conferences and the poster presentation was a success. Our study will be translated to Japanese to be published in the japanese journal of clinical nutrition and metabolism. I didn’t expect that!

It was funny to see how more and more people take pictures of the slides used in the conferences… not many people take notes anymore. In some conferences it was announced that doing that was copyright infringement! Another use for digital photography that none would have ever imagined. 🙂

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