Your Red Meat Steak Can Just Increase Breast Cancer Risk

The news just in: latest study conducted found that having red meat regularly in early years can be one of the risk factors for breast cancer. Published in British Medical Journal this month, the study focuses of dietary protein sources and lifestyle related actors in early life to find out the chances of developing breast cancer later in women using data collected as far as from 1991 until 2011, with longer follow up for each subjects by noting how much red meat they consumed daily and the rate of the subjects gets breast cancer during the period. The result: researchers have identified 2,830 breast cancer cases from dietary habits in these records. Breast cancer is not new: it’s one of the leading death causes among women around the world for decades. Numerous factors have been pointed out and apart from other factors that can cause the second highest case of cancer among ladies – age, family genetics, obesity, food and alcohol consumption, as well as environment – the new correlation may put us into a snap and started to examine our past eating habits (past study put more emphasis on midlife’s dietary consumption, after they’ve been diagnosed with the disease). And as the latest study shows, consuming too much of red meat in early life makes us vulnerable to breast cancer as high as 22% while lower chances observed with women who consumed poultry regularly. In fact, replacing your red meat steak in favor of poultry, fish, and legumes will reduce the chances of getting the deadly cancer as far as 14%. Researchers suspect that proteins in red meat speed up cell division and tumor growth while chemical compounds that are used in processed meats such as nitrates are already suspected carcinogens; what more when red meat is consumed heavily during their early 20s (where the breast tissue is still developing) may accelerate the risks even further. Despite the new findings, other researches still are skeptical with it, commenting it as it’s simply a “weak link” and it doesn’t causes for concern. However, we know it for years that eating plenty of red meat causes other types of cancer (such as colon) thus the new findings can indeed be true. Plus these studies focuses more on white American women thus more analysis is needed to find it race can be related with the findings. How much red meat that...
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The Hype Or The Truth: About CC Creams

After the (immense) buzz coming from BB creams, CC creams have now entered the market, claiming it to be a perfect companion for aging skin. Are CC creams really worth the money or simply a marketing hype? Read on to know more on CC creams and how it works for your skin. What exactly are CC creams? The first thing you need to know, the abbreviation CC can stand for either ‘Color Correcting’ or ‘Color’ Control’ and at a glance, CC creams looks kind of the same as other skin-perfecting products such as foundations and tinted moisturizers. Plus CC creams were claimed to be way better than your average BB cream. Just like BB creams, CC creams seems to have their origins from Asian countries, particularly from Korea. Women around the world simply become a BB cream-believer (in fact, one in four women who have bought BB creams are likely to buy it again) and they are more than happy to know that CC creams also entered the beauty market. Unlike BB creams that are known for their decent coverage (some say better than tinted moisturizers) with opaque texture and providing (general) skin care benefits at the same time, CC creams are also an all-in-one skincare-makeup product, yet they work in a more targeted approach – focusing on more specific, existing issues such as wrinkles, age spots, and pigmentations. Although CC creams also tend to be lighter in texture, they certainly more potent when it comes to solve skin problems, provides more coverage, and blend easily (which means the shades is suitable for a wider skin tone range) than a good ol’ BB cream. Another upside? You can also build the coverage along the way. Do I really need a CC cream? Yes, if you have certain skin concerns or obvious redness and pigmentations that needs to be repaired and covered up pronto. CC creams are formulated to address specific problems and have a potent key ingredient and formulation to solve the problem. For example, licorice and vitamin C for skin brightening while hyaluronic acid for hydrating and supple skin. However, if your skin looks normal with nothing too bizzare, BB creams is best suited for your daily makeup routine. Keep in mind though, depending on your skin tone and problems, it’s best that you try out several brands of CC creams in the market until you find the...
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