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Fruits and Vegetables Still Absent in Teen Diets

American teens are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported teenagers are consuming fruits and vegetables an average of 1.2 times a day, far below the recommended daily intake for adolescents of 4.5 times a day. The latest CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that […]

High Calorie Content in Apple Juice Poses Health Risk

There have been recent headlines about arsenic in apple juice, but leading experts say the real problem is the juice’s high sugar and calorie count. Nutritionists believe the popularity of apple juice, combined with its lackluster nutritional values, is adding to the childhood obesity epidemic and tooth decay. Some nutritionists say other juices can be […]

Food Heavyweights Asked to Help in Childhood Obesity Fight

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a Washington-based coalition chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama is focusing on the private sector to help stop the childhood obesity epidemic. In the past year the group has signed nearly 20 deals with the some of the biggest food companies in America. The PHA is working with […]

Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Instead of putting on pounds, these simple tricks will treat you and your family to a healthier Halloween. Kara Smith, special project coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness suggests: Buy candy you don’t like, and buy it the day before Halloween to avoid temptation while handing it out. Stay away from chocolate. Research shows […]

Right Diet For Prostate Cancer Prevention

Dr. Zhou is currently researching how a dietary combination of soy and black tea could significantly inhibit the development and progression of prostate cancer in a synergistic manner.

Use Your New Year’s Resolutions to Prevent Cancer

CONTACT: Valerie Lambros (703) 519-2116 (Alexandria, VA) – Nearly half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, most of them health-related. Stop smoking. Start exercising. Lose weight. Eat better. Unfortunately, only 10 to 15 percent of these resolutions are ever kept. Even more unfortunate is that these are exactly the things that can help everyone […]