Health Alert 9-7-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

September 7, 2012 - Lack of sleep could be a new risk factor for aggressive breast cancer. A new study from University Hospital's Case Medical Center shows a link between too little sleep and more aggressive tumors. Researchers also found lack of sleep increased the chances that cancer would come back. The study involved more than 400 post-menopausal women who were diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers found that women who reported less than 6 hours of sleep per day had higher chances of recurring breast cancer.

Also, it can be hard to get kids interested in eating healthy so you know it was going to be a hard transition when the federal government mandated healthier school menus. New federal standards this year require schools to serve more nutritious meals. That means more fruit and vegetables and fewer carbohydrates which is a school lunch staple that fills kids up. As new changes are implemented in schools around the nation students are noticing. No matter how much the students complain, it's the USDA that decides what's served. There's no limit on the number of fruits and veggies kids can have. The idea is to help students understand proper portions and proper eating habits and to help kids eat healthier and learn what's needed for lifetime of health.

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