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Black Adventists Have Lower Cancer and Death Rates

A new study published in the American Cancer Society’s journal Cancer reveals that the healthy Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle is linked with reduced cancer risk—specifically, for Black Americans, according to a press release from the journal’s publisher, Wiley. Until now, there has been little research on the effects of this lifestyle on cancer risk among Black… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Add this cheese to your meals to lower blood sugar

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition in the UK and occurs when a person’s pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to control rising blood sugar levels. Overtime, rising blood sugar levels can pose a number of serious health threats, such as heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, overhauling one’s diet can keep the risks of rising… Read More »

Obesity Rate Is Lower Among Black Girls With Asthma in Underprivileged Areas

Asthma and obesity are two health conditions that disproportionately affect Black youth. But the first condition may protect young Black females living in disadvantaged neighborhoods from the latter, according to new findings published in Obesity Science & Practice, reports LSU Health New Orleans. In the first study of its kind, researchers evaluated the body mass… Read More »

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications effectively lower high triglycerides

Advisory Highlights: Four grams per day of prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication effectively lower high triglyceride levels, but identification of secondary causes of high triglycerides, such as hypothyroidism and poorly managed type 2 diabetes as well as lifestyle changes should be addressed before prescribing drugs. Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications come in two different formulations:… Read More »