Green Tea don’t prevent Breast cancer

Nugget : A five year study found no link between drinking green tea and reducing a person’s risk of breast cancer

It may be packed with anti-oxidants but green tea does not protect against breast cancer, according to an extensive study.
Previous research on both animals and human cells had suggested the hot drink could boost the body’s defenses against the cancer.

However, the latest analysis looking at 54,000 women found no association between drinking green tea and breast cancer risk.
Dr Motoki Iwasaki, from the National Cancer Center, Tokyo, worked with a team of researchers to carry out the study.

He said: ‘Results from human studies have been inconclusive. Our large-scale, population-based prospective cohort study is one of the first to include a wide range of tea intakes; women who drank green tea less than 1 cup per week to those who drank 10 or more cups per day.

‘It found no overall association between green tea intake and the risk of breast cancer”
The study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Breast Cancer Research.

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Two fizzy drinks a week ‘can raise your chance of getting pancreatic cancer by 87%’

People who have at least two sugary fizzy drinks each week may be putting themselves at risk of deadly pancreatic cancer, scientists say.
A study found that consumer two or more calorific soft drinks a week increases the chances of developing the disease by 87 per cent, compared to people who avoid them.
The scientists who made the discovery are unsure whether fizzy drinks are to blame – or whether people who consume them are more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles that put them at greater risk of cancer.
Some studies, however, have shown that soft drinks trigger a spike in blood sugar which puts the pancreas under extra stress.
Pancreatic cancer is the 11th most common cancer in Britain, but also one of the most deadly forms of the disease. It claims 7,700 lives every year.
Hollywood star Patrick Swayze died from the disease last year.
The findings are based on a 14 year study of more than 60,000 men and women living Singapore.

‘Also, people who drank lots of fizzy drinks in this study were more likely to be unhealthy in other ways, like smoking, eating more calories, and being less active, so it is difficult to separate the effects of all of these things.
‘The evidence in this area is still inconsistent. Some previous studies have found a similar link between soft drinks and pancreatic cancer, but others have not. Even so, it’s important to remember that people can put on weight if they drink lots of sugary, fizzy drinks and being overweight increases the risk of lots of different types of cancer including bowel and breast cancers.’
Doctors already warn women in particular to restrict the amount of some fizzy drinks they consumer because it makes their bones weaker, probably due to phosphoric acid which is found in cola.
Higher sugar intake may be responsible.
Experts says if you eat and drink more sugary food it increases your blood sugar levels which affects the amount of work the pancreas has to do. It could stimulate growth of the pancreas and this could lead to cancer.

Wearing Heels Damage your Brain and Back

They were one of the biggest fashion trends of the last decade, but now it seems killer heels, like the 6in Louboutins loved by Posh, are killing our feet.

Last week, the former Spice Girl was photographed in fit-flops, with grosslyswollen and reddened bunions protruding from the side of her feet.
But she is not alone. Doctors say that 80 per cent of women experience foot problems as a result of wearing ill-fitting shoes, with heels being the main culprit.

This is despite the fact that the privately-educated single girl-abouttown already has hideous bunions.
She says: ‘They are extremely painful, as soon as I ease my feet into my heels, my toes scrunch up in pain. It is is a constant ache, and yet this is the price that I am prepared to pay for fashion.
‘I know that I am going to have to have the bunions surgically removed in the future – yet I go on wearing heels.’
‘I have friends who are going out wearing eight inch heels. It’s the fashion. I would kill for a pair of Christian Louboutin or Jimmy Choo shoes, and it is heels which make my heart flip with desire.’

A new report on behalf of The Vitality Show, a showcase for health, beauty and fitness, reveals that more than 200,000 British women last year sought medical help for their feet, with 10,000 needing hospital treatment.
Bunions are an actual deformity of the bone, and have to be surgically removed. More than half of these foot problems are directly assigned to wearing high-heeled shoes and over a third of women who experience pain in their feet are left with permanent damage.
The most common complaints are bunions, hammer toes (where the toe becomes bent due to a deformity of the joint), tendon and nerve damage, and shin splints (pain in the tibia).
The research also highlights that 65 per cent of women still wear high heels for 40 hours a week at work, 35 per cent of which wear heels over 5in high.

As well as the podiatry problems, heels also have a dangerous effect on the back, distorting its natural alignment and compressing the spinal nerves resulting in back pain.
It’s even suggested that the habitual wearing of high heels can have an impact on the brain by constricting both blood vessels and nerve supplies, causing headaches and impairing mental function.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists states that wearing just a three-inch heel increases pressure to the ankle by 80 per cent.
No wonder that one of the more unusual cosmetic treatments for women now is the ‘foot filler’.
Leading cosmetic surgery The Harley Medical Group have seen a surprising increase in the number of women requesting collagen injections which plump up the balls of the feet, making wearing heels a little more comfortable.

The collagen numbs the ball of the foot – yet is attracting criticism as pain is the body’s natural mechanism to indicate that something is wrong.
Dr Nick Milojevic, specialist nonsurgical doctor at The Harley Medical Group, says: ‘This year we have received increased enquiries for foot fillers, a technique of using fillers to pad out the ball of the foot to reduce the pain cause by more vertiginous heels.

‘We do say to patients that the results are not long lasting because of the high impact on this area of the body so that they should think twice before spending the money.’

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