According to the CDC and Cancer.org, the second leading cause of cancer death with men is prostate cancer (1, 2). In 2015, there over 220,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States alone (2). This is a very large portion of males in the United States and makes prostate cancer a very serious problem. So serious that 1 of every 38 men will die from prostate cancer (2). With that being said, there is some uplifting news in the cancer research field, and it has to do with the amazing pomegranate fruit.
Research has long supported with evidence that being overweight or obese increases your chances of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, etc. Sedentary lifestyles with poor diets has been a huge contributing factor to the increasing pandemic of obesity. Continue reading
A new report from Oxford University which followed over one million people has found that obesity trims off years of life expectancy (1). People with severe obesity lost as much as 10 years of life expectancy. Continue reading
Yes. Biting your nails is unhealthy for you. Biting your nails drastically increases your chances of getting sick (1). All the bacteria that you are touching gets collected under your finger nail and is released when you bite them. Just Continue reading Is it unhealthy to bite your nails?
Rumors and myths about the correlation of chocolate and acne have been around for ever. Although it might sound like a false claim, chocolate actually does increase increase the prevalence of acne. The reason why it does is still unknown but a recent and reputable study has confirmed these hypothesis through a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, and controlled trial.
No. Masturbation is a natural, healthy, and relatively safe process. Although there are hundreds of old wives tales and false facts about masturbating, scientific research has yet to discover evidence that masturbating is unhealthy. So all those myths of “your hands will become hairy”, or “you will go blind”, or absolutely and scientifically wrong.
Recent research and studies are finding that low fat diets are not very effective in weight loss. “Both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses have failed to show a consistent association between diety fat and body fat” (1). Weight loss from low fat diets was found to be “modest and transient”, suggesting that other factors were more involved in the weight loss.
YES! Subway’s meatball subs are very unhealthy and are high in fat, calories, and sodium. Subway’s meatball marinara has a whopping 960 calories (not including cheese, and sauce). So this means that if you add some cheese and sauce, which many Continue reading Are Subway’s meatball subs unhealthy?
Most people would assume that a cup of hot chocolate is pretty unhealthy. That’s pretty obvious since it’s steamed milk with sugar and whipped cream. The part that really surprises people is just exactly how unhealthy a hot white chocolate Continue reading Be careful of Starbucks’ white hot chocolate
Curcumin is a powerful dietary polyphenol that can be found in Indian spices such as Turmeric (1). Curcumin has long been studied as a chemoprevention agent due to it’s success in cancer prevention. What makes curcumin so beneficial is that it possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. These are crucial activities that help prevent and even battle cancer (1).