Monthly Health E-News May 2012

May 2012

NCH publishes monthly newsletters covering several health topics that may be of interest to you. Please click on a newsletter below:
Breast Health News

Cadmium can find its way into the diet via fruits and vegetables grown in soils fertilized with products containing the toxic metal. In the body, cadmium may mimic the effects of estrogen, raising the risk for certain breast cancers.
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Diabetes Health News

One way to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes may be to switch from white rice to brown rice. According to a recent study, the more white rice you eat, the more you increase your chances of developing diabetes, especially if you're a woman.
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For Your Child News

The more smoking and drinking that young teens see in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking or binge drink, according to a pair of new studies.
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Heart Care News

Thanks to a push by public health agencies like the CDC, some Americans are eating less trans fats. That's good news for heart health, because trans fats raise the risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Men's Health News

Men who drink one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage a day have a 20 percent higher risk for heart disease than those who don't drink any sugar-sweetened beverages, a new study says.
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Mind & Body News

Researchers trying to tease out dietary reasons for stroke risk have found that Americans follow one of five distinct dietary patterns, based on age, race, and where they live.

Women's Health News

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., and one that can lead to infertility if it's not treated. Yet only about a third of sexually active young women are tested for it, the CDC says..
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