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February 08, 2010

Soft Drinks Increase Risk ofPancreatic Cancer and Beer Can Help Strengthen Bones

1. Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly twofold compared to individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Although relatively rare, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly, and only 5 percent of people who are diagnosed are alive five years later.

• Increased sugar intake may stimulate tumor growth through effects of insulin.
• Pancreatic cancer rates increased nearly twofold over the past several decades.
• Drinking two or more soft drinks a week led to an 87 percent increased risk.

2. It is confirmed that beer is a very rich source of silicon. Silicon helps increase bone density Beers containing high levels of malted barley and hops are richest in silicon. some studies suggest moderate beer consumption may help fight osteoporosis, a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.



3. Physorg - University of California at Davis - Advanced maternal age is linked to a significantly elevated risk of having a child with autism, regardless of the father's age, according to an exhaustive study of all births in California during the 1990s by UC Davis Health System researchers. Advanced paternal age is associated with elevated autism risk only when the father is older and the mother is under 30

4. Ohio State University - A new national study suggests that preschool-aged children are likely to have a lower risk for obesity if they regularly engage in one or more of three specific household routines: eating dinner as a family, getting adequate sleep and limiting their weekday television viewing time. the study showed that 4-year-olds living in homes with all three routines had an almost 40 percent lower prevalence of obesity than did children living in homes that practiced none of these routines.

5. women with gout have an increased risk for heart attack (AMI) and the amount of excess risk is higher than in men.







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