The Key to Fighting Cancer? Knowing What Makes A Cancer Cell Tick.

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Much like cholesterol, cancer is a commonly confused term.

The big misunderstanding is that it’s not a monolithic disease like polio, or hepatitis that has a well defined cause. Cancer’s like a grab bag of 10,000 different abnormalities that result in irregular cell growth.

But they do all have one thing in common.

Death by Food Pyramid: A Manifesto For Thinking About Health In the 21st Century

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Just finished reading the book Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger and really liked the book a lot.

Inside is a more detailed review about the book’s best points, and why it’s a refreshingly sensible and open-minded look at the world of food choices.

Saturday Morning Video: How Being Cold Helps You Lose Weight and Fight Disease

Does it sound fluky and dumb to think you could lose weight and fight heart disease by simply being cold?

I do.

But here’s a fascinating video that explains how exposure to cold weather could be enough all by itself for most people to maintain a healthy body weight.

How Badly Are Statins Overprescribed?

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The American Heart Association just released their new guidelines for cholesterol management.

Their diagnosis? With the help of a predictive algorithm, it’s been determined that we all need to be taking a statin. Or at least about 70 million of us.

Hmmmm……..

When Calories Aren’t Calories: How Your Treadmill Lies to You

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Calories aren’t always calories.

I mean, they are calories, but they’re not easily measured.

And they’re not always a useful guide to how good your workout is……

Two Startling Facts About Weight Gain

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We all know weight loss can be really hard.

However, here are two recently discovered facts which display the issue in a very curious light.