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Posts Tagged ‘Movember’

4 Mistakes Men Make that Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

November 20, 2013

As you’ve probably figured out by now, November is Movember – the massive campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, and the American Cancer Society estimates that about 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime. About 6 out of 10 cases are diagnosed among men over age 65.

If you’re a man and you’re worried about prostate cancer, there are mistakes you could be making that aren’t helping to lower your risk. Learn what they are and why you should fix them now.

 

Eating too much red meat

Studies have linked eating large amounts of red meat and high-fat dairy products to an increase in a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer. One reason could be that many men who eat diets high in red meat and dairy tend to eat fewer healthy fruits and vegetables. To ensure you’re not raising your risk for prostate cancer through your diet, stick to more produce and less red meat.

 

Packing on the pounds

Research has shown that being obese or overweight can also raise risk of prostate cancer in men. The exact reason for this link is not yet known, but many studies have found that obese men have a higher chance of getting a more aggressive form of prostate cancer. Make some type of physical activity, such as walking or lifting weights, a regular part of your routine to keep the unwanted pounds off.

 

Smoking

While studies have not proven smoking is a risk factor for prostate cancer, it is well known that smoking raises disease risk overall. Cigarettes contain carcinogens that have been directly linked to the development of cancer. For optimal healthy aging, avoid smoking cigarettes altogether.

 

Not knowing family history

Having a family history of prostate or breast cancer increases risk of one day developing prostate cancer. Specifically, if you have a family history of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, a very strong family history of women with breast cancer, or a very strong family history of men with prostate cancer, you may be at increased risk. Make sure you’re aware of your family history so you can be proactive with screenings and prostate exams.

Are you taking part in Movember this month? Is raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer important to you? We’d love to hear. Share your story with us in the comments.

 




Life Line Screening’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

November 30, 2012

Throughout the past month, a few members of the Life Line Screening UK team joined the crusade to grow moustaches and raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Now that November is almost over, the mo-growing efforts of these employees can be applauded and shaving can begin.

Prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, is the primary focus of the Movember campaign. By growing moustaches, Mo Bros become walking, talking billboards for the cause. Mo Sistas can also contribute to the cause by helping to raise funds.

The five employees from Life Line Screening’s head office in Worthing, West Sussex in the UK can be proud to contribute approximately £200 to the cause.

 Life Line Screening UK’s Mo-Growing Efforts Contribute to Men’s Health

The Life Line Screening UK Movember team members pictured above are (L-R) Jack, Gareth, Dan, Helen and Rowan.

Life Line Screening is proud to support men’s health awareness and prevention not just during November, but year round. Learn more about keeping your body strong and maintaining a proactive approach to your own health today.




Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer Risk, Soft Drinks and Prostate Cancer, 2012 Prostate Cancer Findings

November 30, 2012



Today marks the last day of Movember, a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. We’ve decided to end the month with a bang and focus on some major prostate cancer headlines you should be aware of.

 

Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer RiskTop Foods that Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A healthy diet is a given when it comes to promoting health, no matter what condition you’re trying to avoid. With prostate cancer prevention, certain foods have been found to lower risk of developing the disease.

This Fox News article lists the top foods that prevent prostate cancer, how they help lower risk and how you should prepare them. Tomatoes are listed as the first prostate cancer-fighting food. Why? Former studies have shown a link between the vitamins and antioxidants in tomatoes and a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Further studies on tomatoes and prostate cancer are ongoing.

To read about the rest of the top foods for lowering risk of prostate cancer, view this link: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/04/anti-prostate-cancer-foods/

 

Study: Drinking Soda Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Previous studies have linked drinking large amounts of soft drinks can raise a person’s chances of becoming obese. One new study found that the fizzy drinks can also raise prostate cancer risk.

“Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent,” said Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University. The study’s findings will be published in the upcoming edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 

Discover more information about these study results linking soft drinks to prostate cancer here: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/soda-day-raises-man-risk-prostate-cancer-article-1.1208695?localLinksEnabled=false

 

10 Biggest Prostate Cancer Findings in 2012 

With the focus of November primarily on men’s health, it’s no surprise that prostate cancer has been making headlines. With all this talk about raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research, what can we say we’ve accomplished?

Every year, the United States makes progress when it comes to understanding prostate cancer, the second leading cancer killer of American men. This article by the Huffington Post goes through the 10 biggest prostate cancer findings of 2012. Did you know that one study showed working a night shift could raise a man’s risk of developing the disease?

Discover more findings here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/prostate-cancer-research-findings-studies-2012_n_2094685.html#slide=1738510

 

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Movember News Recap, Multivitamins and Heart Disease, Feet and Overall Health

November 9, 2012

 

Movember News Recap | Life Line ScreeningMovember News Recap

 

A Multivitamin’s Effect on Heart Disease in Men

Think that multivitamin you’re taking every day is lowering your risk of heart problems down the road? Sadly, it might not be.

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that taking a daily multivitamin does not reduce a man’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The multivitamin’s present no benefit or risk when it comes to the heart.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that about 50 percent of American adults take a dietary supplement such as multivitamins daily. However, other preventive measures, such as health screenings, are known to benefit an individual in terms of identifying cardiovascular disease risk. Learn more about these health screenings  now.

Read the full article on multivitamins and cardiovascular disease in men here: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/05/multivitamins-dont-cut-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-men-study-finds/

 

What Your Feet Can Tell You About Your Health

Did you know that checking your feet for certain characteristics can tell you about the state of your health?

“You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet,” Jane Andersen, DPM and President of the American Association of Women Podiatrists said in a Yahoo! Health article.

How can this be? Feet contain a quarter of the body’s bones as well as 33 joints, 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments and numerous nerves and blood vessels that go all the way to the most important areas of the body: the heart, spine and brain.

Health screenings can also make you aware of the state of your health. Learn more about how a preventive health screening from Life Line Screening can benefit you today.

Read the 18 things your feet can tell you about your health here: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/healthcare/photos/18-things-your-feet-say-about-your-health#0

 

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Soft Drinks and Stroke Risk, Early Detection for Diabetes, Get Ready for Movember

November 2, 2012

 
 
 

Study: Soft Drinks May Raise Stroke Risk  | Life Line Screening Blog

Study: Soft Drinks May Raise Stroke Risk

Are you an avid soda drinker? If you’re like a lot of other Americans, you love a fizzy, refreshing soft drink. New studies show, however, that drinking it could raise your stroke risk, especially for women.

Researchers from Osaka University conducted a study that observed the dietary habits of 40,000 men and women between the ages of 40 to 59 for 18 years. According to this MSN article, about 2,000 of the participants suffered a stroke.

After analyzing the soft drink consumption of the participants, researchers found that women were 83 percent more likely to suffer a stroke if they drank just one soft drink per day, when compared to women who did not drink soda.

Stroke is a very serious and debilitating condition that affects thousands of Americans every year. It’s also highly preventable. Learn how a preventive health screening from Life Line Screening can keep you from experiencing a life-altering stroke today.

Read more about this fascinating study here: http://health.msn.co.nz/healthnews/8555249/soft-drinks-female-stroke-risk-study
 

Early Detection and Type 2 Diabetes

What’s the point of early warning signs if you ignore them? Early symptoms of type 2 diabetes such as excessive thirst, blurry vision and dry mouth happen for a reason, which is to alert you to a bigger and more serious problem: diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association says that 79 million Americans currently have pre-diabetes. This condition, if not treated, can lead to full-blown type 2 diabetes. With early detection through health screenings and the implementation of major lifestyle changes, a person with pre-diabetes can reverse the disease. One way to reverse the disease is by maintaining a healthy body weight through regular physical exercise.

Take advantage of early detection of diabetes with a preventive health screening from Life Line Screening today.

To read more about this article on the importance of early detection of diabetes, view this link: http://www2.mooresvilletribune.com/news/2012/oct/28/early-detection-can-help-fight-against-type-ii-dia-ar-2728958/

 

Get Ready for Movember | Life Line Screening Blog

Get Ready for Movember

In November, men everywhere come together for “Movember” by growing mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research. The men who register to officially be a part of Movember are called “Mo Bros”, and as they commit to growing a mustache for the entire month of November, they are considered “walking and talking billboards for the cause.”

Women can get involved, too. “Mo Sistas”, as they’re called, can contribute by supporting and motivating the men who are growing mustaches. They can also participate in Movember events that raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

Want to learn how you can get involved in Movember? Check out the official U.S. Movember site to discover how.

 

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