Drinking green tea could modulate the effect of smoking on lung cancer. Results of this hospital-based, randomized study conducted in Taiwan were presented at the AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer, held here from Jan. 11-14, 2010. "Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in Taiwan, " said I-Hsin Lin, M.S., a student at Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan. "Tea, particularly green tea, has received a great deal of attention because tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants, and tea preparations have shown inhibitory activity against tumorigenesis." However, previous studies of green tea have been inhibited by the flaws of the epidemiologic model with its inherent biases.
Can't imagine a meatless diet? Very few men actually practice vegetarian diets for that long, but those that do, dietitians and physiologists observe become more sexually attractive to the opposite sex! One reason for this is that by eliminating meat in a mans diet simply makes you a nicer person. Studies conducted by Boston University's School of Medicine from 1987 to 1989 found that the more fiber in a man's diet, the less likely he is to be domineering and overly aggressive. Why? Fiber prevents testosterone excess, and animal foods don't contain fiber - plant foods do. Another reason, is that with all those female eyes focused on you, you'll probably want to keep your hair.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called 2010 "the year of development" and said "he would make the drive to achieve" the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 "one of his key priorities this year, " Agence France-Presse/My Sinchew reports. A special MDG summit, which will be held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in September, will try to accelerate progress towards the MDG targets, Ban said. He added that the meeting will look at what has already been achieved and will call on participants to "reaffirm their commitment to achieve the eight MDGs set in 2000, " the AFP/My Sinchew writes (1/12). In March, ahead of the summit, Ban is expected to "present his own assessment [of MDG progress] to the membership on the gaps and needs on this issue, " according to the U.
When it comes to cooking, most of us use oils. Whether its adding oil to a cake mix or preparing to fry up a chicken breast, whether its drizzling oil over a salad or pouring a little into boiling water before adding pasta, oil is used so often and so frequently that it's imperative that we figure out what's healthy and what's not. Also, there are so many varieties out there that it can be a little overwhelming-should you use canola, olive, coconut, animal fat, soybean oil, or what? We're going to break down the list here, go over the benefits and health risks, and give you a good idea as to what you should be using. First, let's be clear about something: all oils are basically fats.
A $27 million UNICEF program that aims to decrease disease-related child deaths in West Africa did not meet its goal of reducing death rates by at least 25 percent at the conclusion of 2006, according to a Lancet study published on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. "The U.N. children's agency pursued strategies like vaccinating children, giving them vitamin A pills and distributing bednets to protect against malaria from 2001 to 2005 in parts of 11 countries, " according to the article. For the study, researches looked at three countries in the Accelerated Child Survival and Development (ACSD) program: Benin, Mali and Ghana. AP writes: "In Benin, child deaths fell by 13 percent after the UNICEF program started.
The perfect way to start your day is to eat a healthy breakfast. By having a good breakfast, you will be able to start your day right and have enough energy to perform your duties. One of the best and most recommended breakfasts is oatmeal. Although there are now a lot of flavored oatmeal products that are available in the market, it is still recommended to eat the plain oats because the former are full of sugar and less healthy. Eating oatmeal is healthy because it contains a lot of fiber. Intake of fiber is essential in order to achieve a balanced diet. Fiber helps in eliminating the free radicals in the body. Aside from that, fiber also helps in the digestion process.