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Breast Cancer

first_imgBy Connie Crawley and Angela Leone University of GeorgiaAfter lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in eight American women will be diagnosed at some point in her life. Some risk factors associated with breast cancer cannot be controlled, such as family history, genetics and age, but diet and lifestyle habits are risk factors that can be modified. The “skinny” Gaining weight or being overweight is a proven risk factor for breast cancer. Studies have shown that even small amounts of extra weight, 5 to 8 pounds, gained before menopause can significantly increase the risk for breast cancer. SoyAlthough some studies with Asian populations have shown that consuming soy products reduces the risk of breast cancer, there is no strong evidence that soy products can prevent breast cancer or the recurrence of it in high-risk adult women in the United States. Although soy products may not help to reduce your risk for breast cancer, incorporating a moderate amount of soy into a well-balanced diet may help reduce risk for cardiovascular disease. The American Cancer Society advises women who have had breast cancer to consume soy products moderately, but not to ingest large amounts. Some medical experts are concerned that large intakes may actually increase risk for breast cancer due to the estrogen-like substances found in soy. AlcoholDrinking moderate amounts of alcohol may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but there is strong evidence that even one drink per day can increase the risk of breast cancer by 8 percent to 10 percent. This risk goes up if your intake of folate-rich foods, such as fortified cereals, spinach and orange juice, is low. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of distilled liquor. Medical experts recommend that anyone not presently drinking alcohol should not start. MeatsEating red meat increases the risk for colon cancer, but the evidence is not as strong for breast cancer. However, a few large studies have found that eating red meat or processed meats, such as sausages, bacon and luncheon meats, may increase the risk of developing breast cancer or having breast cancer return after treatment. Be careful about how you prepare red meat. Small amounts of cancer-causing agents are produced when meat is smoked or grilled. Low-fat dietsNot all fats are created equal. Replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat and limiting trans fat has been shown to lower the risk of breast cancer. There is also some evidence that postmenopausal women that follow a low-fat diet may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer or having breast cancer recur. Limit animal fats and partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Healthier fats to use in small amounts are vegetable oils and nuts. ExerciseAlthough studies have not found a strong link between exercise and breast cancer risk, low or moderate exercise, such as walking three to five hours a week at a rate of two to three miles an hour, does improve the survival rate in women previously treated for breast cancer. Physical activity can also help prevent weight gain as we get older. What’s the take home message?To reduce the risk of breast cancer, maintain a healthy weight throughout your life, especially before menopause. Consume soy products in moderation. If you drink alcohol, have one drink or less per day. Don’t start drinking if you do not drink already. Limit intake of red meat and processed meats. And exercise regularly.(Connie Crawley is a nutrition and health specialist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Angela Leone is a research assistant with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.)last_img read more

Cardinals Win 7th Grade SEI Tourney

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 7th grade team played the South Ripley Raiders on Thursday night in the finals of the SEI Tournament 47-29. Both teams were looking to cap off their very successful season with a chance to cut down the nets. The Cardinals had a little more riding on the game as they were also looking to avenge an earlier season loss against the very talented South Ripley Raiders team.The game started with the Cardinals controlling the tip, and for the most part, the rest of the game. The Cardinals, known to play good defense, turned in one of their best defensive performances of the year, as they shut down the Raiders in the 1st quarter not allowing them to score. They also came out shooting well as Andrew Oesterling and Wil Freeland both knocked in shots from 3 pt range to help put the St. Louis up 14-0 at the end of the quarter. The second quarter was played fairly even and the half ended by the score of 24-11.The Raiders came out in the third quarter and hit their first 5 out of 6 shots but the Cardinals were able to answer the call highlighted by a 3 pointer in the corner by Riley Schebler. The Cardinals outscored the Raiders by a point and the 3rd quarter ended 37-23. The fourth quarter came down to playing good defense and making free throws for the Cardinals, which they did, as they outscored the Raiders 10-6 and were 8 for 10 from the line. The game ended with the Cardinals winning by the score of 47 – 29.The scoring for the Cardinals consisted of Wil Freeland with 7, Riley Schebler 7, Andrew Oesterling 17, Leyton Ratcliff 8, and Sam Voegele 8. Defensively the team was led by Schebler and Oesterling on the perimeter and Sam Voegele controlled the boards again as he pulled down a season high 14 rebounds.The Cardinals finished the season 23-2. The championship win brings back the trophy to St. Louis for the first since 2005 when the SEI tournament started. Congratulations should be given to both South Ripley Raiders and St. Louis Cardinals for a great season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Week ends with 981 COVID-19 cases statewide

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — On Friday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced 338 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 which brings the statewide total to 981. Twenty-four Hoosiers have died.To date, 6,936 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 4,651 on Thursday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 192. Lake County had 16 new cases, while Allen, Decatur and Hamilton counties each had 13. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at www.coronavirus.in.gov,last_img

Other Sports ‘I could have died,” says paralysed Olympic champion Vogel

first_imgBerlin: “I know I will never walk again,” said cyclist Kristina Vogel on Wednesday at her first public appearance since an accident in June that left her paralysed.“Maybe I’ll win my 12th gold medal elsewhere,” added Vogel, who has won 11 world titles as well as two Olympic golds.“What do I have to feel sorry about?” the 27-year-old asked.“The situation is what it is, I will obviously find other goals.”Also Read | Virat Kohli finishes as world’s best batsman in ICC Test ranking Late last week she announced, in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, that she was now paraplegic, after colliding at full speed with another cyclist training on the concrete track of the Cottbus velodrome.“Falling is part of cycling,” she said on Wednesday, sitting in a wheelchair.“I could have been dead, I was damn lucky.”Her spinal cord was severed at the seventh vertebra, and she has lost all feeling in the legs. On Wednesday she called a press conference at the Berlin clinic where she was treated.She cannot cycle, or even run.“That’s a fact,” she said.Read More | US Open: Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch “I’m not a machine, there were times when I had to learn to let out the tears and I’ve never cried much,” she said. “It’s a stark break in life, a turn of 180 degrees. But I’m here, on two wheels or on four wheels. I do not have to hide. I would like to be independent.”For the first time since the accident, the doctors are allowing her to return home to her home town of Erfurt.“I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again, cooking for myself, feeling my own walls around me, being alone with my partner.” she said. “I want to resume life and give up outside help as much as possible.”Vogel emotionally thanked her partner the track cyclist Michael Seidenbecher for his support “in the hardest weeks of my life.” She also thanked all those who had sent messages of support.“It touched me deeply, and it gave me positive energy,” she said. “I cried with joy when I came out of coma and discovered all the messages from all over the world.” Vogel won Olympic gold in the team sprint in London in 2012 and individual sprint in Rio in 2016.At the World Championships, she won golds in team sprint in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018, individual sprint in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, and keirin in 2014, 2016 and 2017.“I wanted to improve my record,” she said. “It’s a dream that is now forbidden me. Maybe I’ll win my 12th gold medal elsewhere.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more