Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
This week we learn that multivitamins might fight cancer, TV is killing us all, and less exercise may be better for weight loss.
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Links of the week
- Multivitamin Use Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk <<I’ve always been a fan of the basic multivitamin, but this is the first significant finding confirming a benefit. In a placebo controlled, double blinded clinical trial, a multivitamin cut cancer risk by 8 percent in already very healthy men. That’s impressive. (New York Times)
- After counseling, people ate more fruit — not more vegetables <<This is incredibly common. When you tell people to eat more fruits and vegetables, they typically skip the vegetable part. This is unfortunate since veggies are the most important thing you can add to you diet. (LA Times)
- Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit. <<Seriously, TV is killing you. Even if you go to the gym. Please read this one. (New York Times)
- Eating Lots of Carbs, Sugar May Raise Risk of Cognitive Impairment <<Have a sweet tooth? It’s not good for your brain. (ScienceDaily)
- LESS EXERCISE BETTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS <<This is consistent with my own experiences, particularly cardio exercise, that more than 30 minutes just makes me extra hungry. Adding strength training to 30 min of cardio, however, is the ultimate for improved physique in my experience. (Dr. Weil)
- Antioxidants in Tea, Fruit, Veggies Might Fight Prostate Cancer: Study <<If you read that multivitamin study carefully you’d notice it didn’t apply to prostate cancer. Here’s your solution for that one. (Medline)
- British Eggs: MYSTERY SOLVED <<Ever notice that British people don’t refrigerate their eggs? Here’s the reason (hint: it’s not because they’re crazy). (London Syndrome)
- My quibbles with quinoa <<I’ll be honest, I’ve never really loved quinoa. Here’s a story from someone with similar issues, and how they were solved. (Washington Post)
- Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer <<People tend to think that cancer strikes randomly, which is partially true. But as we’ve seen this week there’s a lot you can do to reduce risk, and improve outcome even after diagnosis. (Medline)
- Carrot and Squash Soup <<This looks like a delicious fall recipe, and super easy too. (Jenn Cuisine)
What inspired you this week?