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Helping Cancer Survivors Live Healthier
December 4, 2013 | Issue 137

Also In This Issue:

Obesity and Poor Metabolic Health Ups Risk of Premature Death

Sugary Beverages May Increase Endometrial Cancer Risk

Eating Nuts Links to Lower Cancer Mortality

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In Brief:
Americans Falling Short of Fruits and Veggies

Americans are eating far fewer of the USDA recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, while consuming higher amounts of the meat and grains, according to a recent government figures.

Cancer Prevention Venn

Henk DeFeyter

Scientist in the Spotlight:
Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH

Karen Basen-Engquist is a psychologist who works with cancer survivors to improve their well-being and quality of life by seeing how to best help them adopt healthier lifestyles. She spoke about her new transdisciplinary center and research involving health and surviving cancer.

Man Pinching Waist Fat

People who have high glucose levels, high blood pressure, a large waist and other factors that make them metabolic unhealthy are at increased risk for a premature death and cardiovascular disease, even if they are at a healthy weight, suggests a new analysis.

Postmenopausal women who drink sugary sodas and other beverages may have an increased risk of a common type of endometrial cancer compared to women who do not drink these beverages, according to a recent study.

Understanding how to translate cancer prevention recommendations into action is one of the “critical gaps” in research that can save lives, finds a new study that identifies ten critical gaps in breast cancer research.

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