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Eating vegies could slow cancer: studies

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This is an article that explains that by having a healthy diet you can reduce the risk of getting cancer.

 

According to new research dozens of plant-based products can slow the spread of cncers which include:breast,skin,lung and prostate.In addition certain green vegetables are the best to minimilise the risk of breast cancer which is one of the worst cancers  in Australia with 1 in 8 women affected.

 

The main moral of this article is that fresh fruit and vegetables should be eaten regularly.

 

This article is useful for teengaers to realise that they must establish themselves a healthy lifestyle so that they can elongate their life span and happiness in life.

 

This article relates to lifestyle diseases and protective strategies currently being studied in term 4.

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'Promising' new drug for diabetes

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'Promising' new drug for diabetes...

 

This is an article about a new drug that has been made by CSL limited in Australia that could possible get rid of type 2 diabetes. For those that don't know type 2 diabetes is usually procured from lifestlye choices unlike type 1 diabetes which is inherited from genetics.Type 2 diabetes is usually contracted if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or excess weight around your waist.

 

Type 2 diabetes in Australia affects 310 million people around the world and the number of people being diagnosed is increasing.At the moment there isn't a cure and it can cause kidneys to fail,bilndness,amputations ,heart attacks and death.

 

On the upside though scienitists have discovered a new antibody called 2H10 which in humans could possibly stop Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor which affects the storing and transporting of fats in the body tissue. Due to this prevention theoretically fat wouldn't accumulate in areas such as the heart and the body can keep responding to insulin which is a hormone  produced in the   body to keepblood glucose levels normal.

 

This antibody  had recently been tested on mice and the results have shown that the antibody prevented mice getting diabetes who were fed on a high-fat diet.Furthermore the antibody had no side-effects on the mice.

 

Even though this antibody coined as a "major breakthrough". By Mr.Prioetto, proffessor of medicine and diabetes expert at the University of Melbourne there still needs to be more studies on rats conducted to see if this antibody can even be used by humans.  

 

According to Dr Nash,senior vice-president of research at CSL he hopes to start human trial within the next two years.

 

This article affects teenagers as it is informs them about how maintaining a healthy lifestyle such as exercising regularly and not having a high-sugar intake can prevent them from receiving such conditions and inevitably suffering for most of their lives.On the upside though this article promotes healthy wellbeing and establishes the fact that type 2 diabetes can easily be prevented.

 

This article relates to the work done in the terms 3 and 4 on healthy lifestyle and the factors that can increase the risk of contracting a lifestyle disease and also the preventative measures one can take to ovoid these diseases.

 

Bibliography:Better Health Channel. (2012). Diabetes type 2. Available: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Diabetes_Type_2. Last accessed 27/10/12.

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Soft drinks linked to child heart disease

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This article is about how soft drink intake is being linked to heart disease.The primary point of this article is that children who could be as young as 12 years old with high intake of soft drink could increase their risk of heart disease in the future. 

 

The link between heart disease and soft drink  had its first look  at the Westmead Millennium institute where scientists looked at the intake of sugars and the retinal health of children. To understand this research one must realise that narrowed blood vessels in the eye of a child is a sign of cardiovascular disease for them when they become an adult.

 

Similarly at Sydney University 2000 12-year olds had images taken of their retina.In the results it decisively showed that the arteries of the children that were narrower were those who had an intake of over 274 grams of carbohydrates a day.Furthermore In  the U.S a study by the American Journal of chemical nutrition found that a major source of carbohydrates for children is in soft-drinks, and children  with a high risk of disease consume a glass or moreof soft-drink  a day.

 

However with all these studies the final verdict can't be said and further studies still need to be carried out on this topic of health;according to the leader of the study conducted by the American Journal of chemical nutrition.

 

This  article article is quite important for teenagers to realise that they must limit their consumption of enrgy drinks and soft drinks as it can have an adverse affect on your heart.

 

This article relates to the what was learnt  in PDHPE class(Term 4 & 3) on Lifestyle diseases,  with one of the main factors of contracting a lifestlye disease is a high-sugar diet.

 

 

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This article is about how soft drink intake is being linked to heart disease.The primary point of this article is that children who could be as young as 12 years old with high intake of soft drink could increase their risk of heart disease in the future. 

 

if drinking soft drinks helps in the process of heart disease, we need to be more aware and cautious of what we put in our mouths. However this test might be inaccurite , further studies still need to be carried out. Having a high sugar diet is not healthy for the human body.

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30 ways to live longer

30 ways to live longer..

 

This is an article that has 30 protective strategies to live longer.Mainly this article is for those who want to live to 100 years old and  there are multiple lifestyle choices listed that can really make a difference to how long you live.

 

 

These strategies are backed up by scientific evidence and statistics.

 

The first   strategy in the article is to walk faster. Researchers at Concord Hospital and Sydney University studied 1700 men over 70 years old and their walking pace.The results from the study was that those men who walked faster than 3 km and hour were 1.23 times less likely to die than slow walkers.In addition men who walked 5km/h are likely to survive even longer.So basically the key is to be moving, quick.

 

A modern scare is people dying from accidents whilst listening to their electronic devices. According to the article serious injuries and deaths have increased by three-fold among people who have been hit by a vehicle while listening to their ipod or electronic device.

 

Number 13 on the list  is investigate before you renovate. Around 4700 Australians have died of asbestos-related diseases    and on average anniually there is 700 cases. Statistics show that 25,000 Australians will die from asbestos related deaths in the next 40 years.

 

One of the most skeptical strategies on the list is miss late-night shopping.  According to the federal department of Infrastructure and transport thursday evenings are the deadliest time to be on the road since of the 1292 that fatalaties that happened in 2011, 213 happened in this time frame.

 

Number 8 on the list is avoid quad bikes. It has been noted that in rural areas quad bikes are the biggest killers for people and the main reasons are the fact that they don't have design standards, you don't need to wear a helmet and you ride the bikes at whatever age.

 

The most surprising preventative strategy was "cheer" not. According to the article cheerleading is  lethal. In the United states cheerleading has had more fatal injuries than any other sport, in the U.S there were 71 fatal injuries and two deaths between 1982 and 2008, which is more than all the other sports combined.The main reason for this statistic to be so high is because of the nature of cheerleading itself; which focuses on flips,jumps,balances and aerial moves which can cause serious injury from just minute errors.


My favourite preventative strategy is number 23. Fly economy. In a test conducted by researchers who crashed a Boeing 747 into a mexican desert they witnessed that after the plane impacted the ground the front portion ripped off which is where first and business class sit. According to experts if it was a real crash no first or business class passenger would have survived and 78 percent of the economy class would have.

 

I believe this article is very affective to teenagers as it summarises a number of some important statistcs in a non-serious way.In addition this article if analysed  is very informative as it contains a lot of lifestyle factors one can amend but also quotes from celebreties about their longevity;  which really exemplifies some of the protective strategies in the article.

 

This article relates to the work being done in PHDPE class that has to do with Lifestyle diseases and the protective strategies to avoid recieving these diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World of people just dying to indulge

World of people just dying to indulge...

 

This is an article about the startling mortality rate of people who have contracted a non-communicable disease. First of all to understand this article you must understand what is a non-communicable disease.A non-communicable disease is a disease that cannot be spread from one person to another and infact is almost solely contracted through lifestyle and environmental factors.However a in a minority of cases people  are diagnosed  with a non-communicable disease since when they're born which falls in the area of family history and genetics.

 

Simply the main point of this article is the fact that the government of Australia should take course of action to curb down the rate. This is through limiting the availability of aclohol,forcing the food industry to reduce salt content on foods and also minimalising the advertising of unhealthy foods for children. 

 

According to the article the figures of non-communicable disease  in Australia is one of the worst in the world. 63,400 men and 63,200 women died in 2008  because of a non-communicable disease.In addition 40 percent of the population did not exercise enough and 64 percent of the population of Australia is  overweight.

 

May I ask why are these figures so alarming?Mainly because this rate of  non-communicable disease can be avoided, and if people can resist temptation 36.1 million lives worldwide could be saved.

Not only do non-communicable diseases cause billions of dollars in national lossdue to addiction but also  force millions of people to poverty.

 

In Australia it has been calculated that 17 percent smoke every day,36 percent have high B.P and 9 percent have high blood glucose levels. In 2008 on average every Australian consumed 10 litres of alcohol.

 

This article affects teenagers as it shows the consequences of their   actions on a global scale and informs them that these diseases can easily be prevented.

 

This relates to the research conducted on lifestyle factors and its effect on disease in Term 4.

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