The McDougall Newsletter - May 2002
  May 2002   Vol.1 Issue 05

Die With Your Gallstones

This article continues a series exploring the health of your intestinal tract. Consider the strongest contact with the world around you is through your food, processed and absorbed by your intestine.

You would think gallstones are a normal part of the human anatomy with over 20 million people in the US harboring gallstones (15% of the US population).  As we get older these stones become even more common -- half of all women in the US over the age of 70 have gallstones.

No Breast Self-Examination

Preventive health care, 2001 update.  Should women be routinely taught breast self-examination to screen for breast cancer?  by Nancy Baxter in the June 26, 2001 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal found there is "fair evidence of no benefit, and good evidence of harm…"

Prostrate Trouble from Your Food

An article in the April 2002 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Sadao Suzuki found a causal association between a common prostate disease, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and the intake of more calories, total protein, animal protein, and vegetable fat.

Exercise Lowers Blood Pressure

Effect of aerobic exercise on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials by Seamus Whelton in the April 2002 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine found exercise lowers blood pressure in people with and without hypertension.

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