Food and Nutrition

Pancreatic Cancer risk reduced with higher dietary intake of Vitamin C, E, and Selenium

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that eating foods with adequate amounts of antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium decreased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds. The researchers reported their findings in the online edition of the journal Gut.

The researchers suggest that one in 12 cases of pancreatic cancer might be preventable. Worldwide, over 250,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer each year. Only 3 percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive past five years. Other risk factors that are believed to increase the risk for pancreatic cancer include smoking, genetics, and type 2 diabetes. Previously diet was suspected to be a factor.

Frozen Meatball recall announced for possible Listeria Contamination

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(Best Syndication News) - Buona Vita, Inc. has recalled around 72,510 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen meatballs because they could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall today.

The meatballs were made on June 26, 2012. The packages have the establishment number “P-954” or “Est. 954” displayed inside the USDA mark of inspection. Currently, the meatballs were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. The USDA said that once the list is available, they would provide more information about the retail packaged meatballs that are involved in this recall.

Scientists suggest RDA of Vitamin C should be doubled to Reduce Disease Risk

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(Best Syndication News) - The US recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C should be increased to 200 milligrams per day for adults, scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests. The current RDA for vitamin C for women is 75 milligrams and 90 milligrams for men. The scientists from the institute put forward that an increase in the RDA could reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The call for the higher intake of vitamin C was published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

Balz Frei, a professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, said that some clinical trials were essentially imperfect. Of course, the Linus Pauling Institute has long been recommending vitamin C for improving health.

Watching too much TV in Early Childhood could lead to a Bigger Waist Size and Lower Fitness Ability by Age 10

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from the University of Montreal and Saint-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital found that children between the age of two and four that watched more hours of TV had a higher chance of having a bigger waist circumference by the end of fourth grade. Additionally, the children that watched more TV as toddlers had a reduced ability to perform sports activities when they were 10 years old. The study was published in today’s edition of BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Lead author Dr. Caroline Fitzpatrick and senior author Dr. Linda Pagani reported on the findings. Dr. Pagani explained that they interviewed the parents about the TV viewing habits of the children, measured the children's waist, and had them do a standing long jump. They found that for each weekly hour of TV viewing a child had at the age of 29 months decreased the child’s long jump distance about one-third of a centimeter.

7-Eleven celebrates 85 years of business with a Free Slurpee this Wednesday

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(Best Syndication News) - On Wednesday, July 11th, 7-Eleven will be giving out free Slurpee drinks at participating locations between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time. The convenience chain store is celebrating 85 years since they first opened.

This is not the first time that 7-Eleven has given out free slurpees to celebrate their birthday. They have been doing this for quite a few years. The Slurpee drink has been around for 45 years. This month, 7-Eleven is introducing a Fanta Sugar-Free Strawberry Banana Slurpee and a Fanta Lemon Crème flavor. A sugar-free Slurpee is a new offering at 7-Eleven.

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