The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Friday, November 24, 2006

There have been conflicting opinions on the health benefits of vitamin E. The consensus seems to be that supplements do no good. But a new study suggests that vitamin E in the blood – from nuts, seeds, whole grains, and dark leafy green vegetables – leads to lower risk of death from cancer and heart disease, even in men who smoke and who are in their 60s. Isn’t that good news? (Article in November 2006 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Another article in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that heavy consumption of onions and garlic may prevent a variety of cancers.

“Walnuts are the only nuts that are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Playing musical instruments may improve the health of older adults.

Oral contraceptives protect against endometrial cancer? That’s good news if that’s true.

From HealthDay News, tips on reducing your risk of colon cancer:

Get regular colonoscopies to check for polyps or tumors, especially if you're over 50 or if a family member has had colon cancer.
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in fat.
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five days a week.
Talk to your doctor about folic acid or folate supplements, which may help prevent colon cancer.

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