Our most popular cancer prevention stories of 2017
We're looking back at some of our most popular stories from the past year.
Here are some of our most popular stories from the past year.
Artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners: What to know
There are so many types of sweeteners -- granulated sugar, raw sugar and stevia, just to name a few. But are some healthier than others?
These sweeteners can have an impact on your waist line, your overall health and your cancer risk.
4 weight loss tips that worked
Maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of cancer prevention. Obesity has been linked to several types of cancer, including breast, thyroid and pancreatic.
But losing weight is easier said than done. Sure, we all know we need to eat healthy and exercise, but when it comes into acting on it consistently, it can become challenging. We spoke with two MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center patients about their weight loss journeys and what worked for them.
Phytochemicals and cancer: What to know
Phytochemicals are the potentially helpful compounds found in plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits and grains. Researchers aren’t sure how phytochemicals work, but they do agree that they can have a positive impact on your health. The benefits of phytochemicals include reducing inflammation and regulating hormones.
Different foods include different types of phytochemicals with varying benefits. Knowing which foods contain which types can help you maintain a balanced diet.
Red wine and your health: Facts and myths
When it comes to your health, we often receive conflicting information. What’s good for you one week can harm you the next, it seems. Red wine is no different. We’ve all heard about the benefits of a single glass. But studies also show a link between alcohol and cancer risk. So, which is it? Is red wine good or bad for you? We asked our dietitians to weigh in on the myths surrounding red wine and your health.
Which foods can reduce inflammation?
Inflammation is your body’s response to injury or infection. Often, it’s helpful. But too much inflammation can increase your risk for certain diseases, including cancer.
Certain foods can make inflammation worse, and other foods can actually help reduce it. Knowing the difference can help lower your cancer risk.