Reduce Your Cancer Risk With an Earlier Dinner

Eating earlier in the evening could be beneficial to your health.

Eating dinner too close to bedtime can increase your risk of cancer. New research has shown that eating earlier can assist with reducing the risk of cancer -- specifically prostate and breast cancers. The study found that "People who ate their evening meal before 9:00 p.m. or at least 2 hours before going to bed had around 20 percent less risk of breast or prostate cancer than those who ate after 10:00 p.m. or went to bed soon after eating."  

While more research should be done on this due to the small sample size of the study, the findings seem to be promising. Other research has shown that eating fresh vegetables and not eating red meat helps decrease cancer risk as well. It seems clear that what you put in your body and when has an impact on your overall health. Remember to eat healthy, cancer-fighting, foods as much as you can. 


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For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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