Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are touting the cancer-prevention properties of a diet rich in broccoli, cauliflower, soybeans, red grapes and green tea. The so-called epigenetics diet is based on the idea that components in those foods can bolster the body's defenses against cancer.
Breast cancer survivors who ate the most soy-containing foods had a 35% lower risk of cancer recurrence compared with women who ate the least soy, according to a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The lead researcher said the study supports the safety of soy food consumption for women who have had breast cancer.
An upcoming wedding is a great weight-loss motivator for brides and grooms, and registered dietitian Robyn Flipse, co-author of "The Wedding Dress Diet," says it can be a good way for people to reverse bad eating habits and exercise more. To help ensure success, a toned physique and good health, Flipse says to allow enough time to shed weight before the big event: about six months to drop 25 pounds.
A Swedish study in Diabetes Care found that children born prematurely had less than a 1% increased risk of developing diabetes in their later years. About 15 of 1,000 preemies developed diabetes by their 20s and 30s, compared with 12 of 1,000 of those born full term. "The good news is that most [diabetes] risk factors are modifiable" by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, researcher Dr. Casey Crump said.
Gigande beans can be substituted for baby Lima beans in a recipe that pairs the legumes with bacon. Either way, the result will be a creamy, earthy dish with the flavors of onion, shallots, garlic and thyme.