MedDay – September 24, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS News) — One in three breast cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes including managing weight, getting more physical activity and drinking less alcohol. The latest research is being presented at the North American Menopause Society meeting. Previous studies show obesity and alcohol can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Eating more nuts is linked to less weight gain and lower obesity risk. That’s according to a new large study in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. Researchers found substituting processed meats or desserts for half a serving of nuts was associated with avoiding gradual weight gain over time.

People with gum disease are more likely to have high blood pressure. UK researchers reviewed cases of hypertension in patients with moderate and severe gum disease. They found the more severe the gum disease, the higher the likelihood of high blood pressure.

Those are some of the day’s top health stories.
Hilary Lane, CBS News, New York

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