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Yo-yo dieting not associated with increased cancer risk

Largest study to date reassuring for millions of Americans who struggle to lose weight The first comprehensive study of its kind finds weight cycling, repeated cycles of intentional weight loss followed by regain, was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or women. The study by American Cancer Society investigators is the largest [...]

Sitting time not associated with poorer diets in US adults

‘Distracted eating,’ advertisements may explain link between TV viewing and diet Previously identified associations between TV viewing and a less healthful diet may stem from exposure to advertisements of high calorie foods and ‘distracted eating’ rather than the activity of sitting itself, although sitting time remains an independent risk factor requiring public health focus. These [...]

Study links leisure time sitting to higher risk of specific cancers

Spending more leisure time sitting was associated with a higher risk of total cancer risk in women, and specifically with multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancers, according a new study. The higher risk was present even after taking into account BMI, physical activity, and other factors. The study, appearing in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, [...]

Cancer survivors who smoke perceive less risk from tobacco

Exposure to other smokers may contribute to continued smoking Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their diagnosis, according to a new study appearing in Psycho-Oncology. The authors say these factors point [...]

Cancer screening increase may reflect Affordable Care Act provision

Screening for colorectal cancer increased in lower socioeconomic status (SES) individuals after 2008, perhaps reflecting the Affordable Care Act’s removal of financial barriers to screening according to a new analysis. The study, by American Cancer Society investigators, appears online in the journal Cancer. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a cost-sharing provision [...]