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Policies Encouraging Healthy Eating Could Greatly Cut Cancer-Related Costs

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. New modeling research presented at Nutrition 2019 shows that policies using taxes or warning labels to encourage healthier eating could reduce the number of people who develop cancer, which would bring significant savings in medical costs.

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Do Policies Targeting Sugary Drinks Pay Off?

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. SSBs include non-diet sodas, flavored juice drinks, sports drinks, sweetened tea, coffee drinks, energy drinks and electrolyte replacement drinks. Research presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how various policies could help reduce the consumption of these sugary beverages and improve health.

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Research Reveals How Diet Influences Diabetes Risk

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Could changing what we eat lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes? Studies presented at Nutrition 2019 will examine how consuming certain foods, vitamins and even the order in which we eat can affect blood sugar levels and risk of developing 2 diabetes.

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What is the World Drinking? Study Reveals Global Intake of Major Beverages

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited. In the latest and most comprehensive assessment of worldwide beverage consumption, researchers report substantial differences in the beverages consumed by different demographic groups in 185 countries.

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Millions of Cardiovascular Deaths Attributed to Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and 1 in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables.

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Food for Thought: Studies Reveal Diet’s Role in Children’s Brain Health

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. Less is known about how these factors affect children. At Nutrition 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, researchers announce new findings on the ways nutrition influences how children think, learn and behave.

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3-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Lymphoma trial finds combination targeted therapy effective prior to chemotherapy
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Lymphoma trial finds combination targeted therapy effective prior to chemotherapy

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Results of a Phase II clinical trial conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that combination targeted therapy, consisting of rituximab, lenalidomide and ibrutinib (RLI), had an 84.6 percent overall response rate (ORR) and 38.5 percent complete response rate (CRR) when given prior to any chemotherapy for newly diagnosed patients with a specific type of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

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3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Immunotherapy drug found safe in treating cancer patients with HIV

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Immunotherapy drug found safe in treating cancer patients with HIV

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The results of a study led by physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center showed that patients living with HIV and one of a variety of potentially deadly cancers could be safely treated with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, also known by its brand name, KEYTRUDA®.

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3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Yale Cancer Center researchers demonstrate novel drug increased survival for patients with bladder cancer.

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Yale Cancer Center researchers demonstrate novel drug increased survival for patients with bladder cancer.

Yale Cancer Center

There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after standard chemotherapy and immune treatments, but the results of a phase II clinical trial led by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers demonstrates an effective treatment for this deadly disease.

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3-Jun-2019 7:30 AM EDT
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Study finds DNA markers may be valuable in early detection of colorectal cancer

Mayo Clinic

New studies on early detection of colorectal cancer and the quality-of-life impact of cell therapy are among several Mayo Clinic presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.

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31-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT

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