Healthy Grocery Foods pdf to download
Healthy Grocery Foods list (.pdf)
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from M D Anderson website.

Before you head out to the grocery store to stock up on holiday foods you might like to print or download this 45 healthy foods shopping list pulled together by Mary Ellen Herndon, wellness food specialist, and other experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Evidence for obesity as a promoter of several types of cancer as well as heart disease and diabetes in increasing. Adults can avoid holiday weight gain, Herndon says, by stocking up on the cancer-fighting foods on this holiday food grocery list. Naturally, the list is rich in vegetables and fruits -- from acorn squash, berries and dates to pears, quinces, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard and turnips-- and in grains, beans, and lean non-red meat protein sources. Also included are  pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and dark chocolate. ...continue reading "Shopping for Healthy Holiday Foods to Fight Obesity and Cancer"

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New evidence that red meat and milk products could contribute to the increased risk of cancerous tumors has been found by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Ajit Varki, M.D.

Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Ajit Varki, M.D., has shown a new mechanism for how human consumption of red meat and milk products could contribute to the increased risk of cancerous tumors. In brief, people who consume animal products expose their own tissues to close contact with animal molecules.  This may set up an immune response.

The new findings suggest that inflammation resulting from a molecule introduced through consumption of red meat and milk could promote tumor growth. The results are published online this week in advance of print publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). ...continue reading "New Evidence That Red Meat Raises Risk of Cancer"