Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancer

Getting a lot of vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, a review of studies has found

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancerSquamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can spread to other tissues. The researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, used detailed health and diet data from 123,570 men and women participating in two long-term studies. They found 3,978 cases of […]

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining mobility and independence in older age, according to a study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adultsThe study, published online in May in advance of print in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, is the first to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and the onset of mobility limitation and disability in older adults. “Because of our growing population of older people, it’s important for us to understand […]

#WorldCancerDay: Consuming cabbage and broccoli can help prevent colon cancer

A new study emphasises the importance to gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale

#WorldCancerDay: Consuming cabbage and broccoli can help prevent colon cancer  Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous vegetables are good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced […]

Recommended foods to help women post menopause

As women age their nutritional needs also do. Women face a certain risk of disease post menopause. Here is a list of five healthy foods that women should opt for as they age

Recommended foods to help women post menopauseDo you remember the healthy things your mom did for you when you were a kid? Maybe she nagged you to eat breakfast, packed you a hearty school lunch or made sure your dinner was hot no matter what time you got home. Now it’s time for you to do something healthy for your mom […]