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Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

Previous studies have shown a possible link between gum disease and an increased risk of developing heart disease. Now scientists have discovered that gum disease, once thought of as a fairly benign condition, can also increase your risk of certain types of cancer! That's the findings of a recent study published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet Oncology. In the study, researchers tracked male health professionals for nearly two decades. All of the health professionals had a history of gum disease. By the end of the study, researchers found that the health professionals had a 14 percent overall greater risk of developing cancer compared to men who do not have gum disease.
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Health Tip of the Day

There's a lot of truth to the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." That's because apples are rich in pectin a substance that research shows helps to cleanse the body's digestive system (GI tract). By removing toxins from the GI tract, the pectin that apples contain can help to prevent a variety of degenerative diseases, including certain types of cancer. To get the most benefit from eating apples, choose only those that are organically raised and be sure to wash the skin to eliminate any potential harmful residue, including wax.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Are you one of the many people who start each year resolving to exercise more regularly, only to see your resolution go up in smoke within a few weeks? If so, you may need to change the type of exercises you are doing and opt to walk more instead. That's because research has shown that, of all forms of exercise, walking is the one that most people stick to once they make it part of their daily routine. Moreover, walking is a exercise that provides numerous health benefits without the wear and tear associated with other forms of exercise. For best results, make it a point to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, or to take at least 10,000 steps (you can easily monitor how many steps you take by wearing a pedometer), and to make walking more enjoyable, seek out a walking partner. Read more health tips...
What Can be Done for Fibromyalgia
FMS (fibromyalgia) is deeply connected to sleep disorders. Make certain the quality of your sleep is excellent before embarking on a rigorous exercise program. Look for an exercise program that includes time in the water initially. Also, consider beginner's level yoga, which will address the pain and lack of energy you feel. continued inside...

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