Welcome to my November news update with the pick of the most interesting stories in health and wellbeing over the last month. Please explore these new findings and be sure to share them with your friends, families and colleagues.
With warmest good wishes,
Dr Rosy Daniel
Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk
One expert says findings by international experts represent ‘egregious abuse of evidence’. New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a day – equivalent to three thin slices of roast meat – should cut down to 70g.
Read the full Guardian Article:
Exercise & Cancer
Exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
A recent review of research, conducted by an international group of experts led by the University of British Columbia, has resulted in the development of new exercise guidelines for cancer survivors. The updated recommendations, published today in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, outline specific ‘exercise prescriptions’ to address common side effects, such as anxiety and fatigue, associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Read the full Science Daily Article:
Exercise Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer. But Does How Much You Run Matter?
A new study compared exercising for 30 minutes a day versus 60 minutes on cancer-risk biomarkers. Here’s what it found. Lacing up on a regular basis not only helps your mental health and tamps down stress, but it also boosts your physical health, too: Running helps reduce your risk of conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer.
Read the full Runner’s World Article:
The Mental Health Crisis
Physical exercise can help, but we need to understand what it is about the way we live that makes so many of us ill. Is there a problem in this sad old world that can’t be solved by physical jerks? I find myself muttering this, because wherever I go someone is coming up behind me, breathing heavily: a runner. Some of my best friends are joggers – pushing themselves up hills, finishing marathons – it keeps depression and mood swings at bay and it’s free. It’s a good thing, but I cannot be alone in finding underwhelming advice about looking after one’s mental health as if it is physical health.
Read the full Guardian Article:
Preventing antibiotic resistance through natural remedies
New Food attended a Pukka Herb event to discover how natural options might help secure the future of antibiotics. The prescription of antibiotics has become a hot topic in the world of food and health. Research suggests that the excessive and often unnecessary prescription of antibiotics for minor infections such as sore throats, ear infections and UTIs, risks a future of multi-drug resistance to otherwise treatable illnesses.
Read the full New Food Magazine Article:
Vaping Health Scare
Why Are Healthy People Dying From Vaping?
The mysterious vaping outbreak in the U.S. has led to 26 deaths, and nearly 1,300 lung injuries as of last week, including deaths among young, seemingly healthy people. But what makes these illnesses so serious, and even deadly? So far, state and federal investigators haven’t found what’s causing the illnesses, and there could be more than one cause. Whether the culprit is chemicals or oils, the substances place a heavy burden on the lungs, making it difficult for them to efficiently pump oxygen through the body.
Read the full World Health Organisation Article:
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Researcher – Sophie Daniel, Health and Wellbeing Trust
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