IMPLANTS AND CANCER
The FDA now confirms there is a link between breast implants and a rare and deadly blood cancer. Recently the agency has received almost 360 reports ALC lymphoma – associated with the implants – and nine patients have died. Removing the implants and the surrounding tissue can eliminate the risk, but some women might need chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Those cases involve both silicone and saline implants. It does appear to affect those with textured implants more than those smooth implants.
DID YOU KNOW
The number of fat cells in our body is predetermined by genetics. However, prolonged overfeeding can cause fat cells to split into more cells, especially during the teen years. The more you have, the more you have available to fill up and the greater potential for obesity.
A CHERRY WAY TO RECOVER
Sour cherry has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing muscle soreness after training. Along with curbing muscle soreness, tart cherry may also provide support for healthy joints and promote better sleep.
TREE NUT ALLERGY?
Illinois researchers say just because one kind of tree nut triggers an allergic reaction doesn’t mean you should avoid them all. They recommend supervised testing for people with allergies and they found that more than half the patients did not have a reaction to all the nuts they thought they would have.
NIGHT OWL HAZARDS
Research published in the July 2013 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests burning the midnight oil, could be at risk for unhealthy weight gain, even if you’re fit. The study of more than 200 healthy adults found that those who crashed from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. five nights in a row gained more than individuals who were asleep by 10 p.m. and got 10 hours of sleep. The sleep-deprived group showed an increase in caloric intake due to extra meals from late-night dining.
A recent study shows a link between the distance we live from the gym and the number of times we go. People who live less than four miles from the gym average about five visits a month. The study also found that the fancier the gym, the farther we’ll go to get there.