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Meat Bad

Eating red meat may raise a woman's risk of a common type of breast cancer, and vitamin supplements will do little if anything to protect her heart, two new studies suggest.

Women who ate more than 1 1/2 servings of red meat per day were almost twice as likely to develop hormone-related breast cancer as those who ate fewer than three portions per week, one study found.

The other - one of the longest and largest tests of whether supplements of various vitamins can prevent heart problems and strokes in high-risk women - found that the popular pills do no good, although there were hints that women with the highest risk might get some benefit from vitamin C.


Boys can get breast cancer, too.

Here's the thing - if it's hormone-related breast cancer, what happens if they eat beef from cows who aren't pumped full of the stuff? If it's grass-fed, free-range, organic beef, would the same problem occur? And, if hormones are causing all this breast cancer, why the hell isn't someone (other than your usual "hippy liberal") doing something about getting the hormones out of beef production? Hormones causing breast cancer? Stop ingesting it, you moron.

By min | November 14, 2006, 12:54 PM | Science | Comments (2)| Link

There's Hope for Me Yet

They have successfully transplanted light-sensitive cells in blind mice to restore their eyesight.

A breakthrough in restoring sight to the blind has been made with a study showing that a damaged eye can be repaired by transplanting light-sensitive cells. The results of an experiment on laboratory mice have been so successful, scientists believe clinical trials on blind people could start within 10 years.

If the breakthrough can be developed further it could lead to new forms of treatment for the 300,000 visually impaired people in Britain who suffer from age-related macular degeneration and the thousands of blind children with inherited diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa.

I'm not blind yet, but if the trend continues, i will practically be there. Although, this article only talks about being able to restore sight to blind people and those with age-related macular degeneration, i'm hoping that can also extend to people who just have bad eyesight. I'm sure laser surgery is in my future, at the very least. Stupid eyeballs.

By min | November 9, 2006, 11:51 AM | Science | Comments (1)| Link

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