Mammograms May Detect More Than Breast Cancer

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness New study finds calcium deposits in breast tissue can predict calcium in arteries, a known risk factor for heart disease. Mammograms are widely and often successfully used to detect breast cancer, the second leading cause ofcancer death among U.S. women. Now, new researchpublished in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Imagingsuggests it can help protect against an…

There May Be Lead in Your Chocolate. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness A consumer advocacy group says many brands contain levels that exceed the safety threshold set by California law. We’ve been hearing about a lot about lead lately. Back in December, there was the horrifying news of the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. Then, in January, the FDA warned consumers about a cosmetic clay…

What Wine Drinkers Should Know About Their Daily Habit

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness Anyone who’s still drinking alcohol “for their health” should listen up. Past research has shown that the chemicals in red wine may help fight aging and lower risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. And indeed, research shows that moderate alcohol drinkers have longer lives than people who abstain. There’s just one problem with this…

Your BPA-Free Water Bottles Could Be Making You Fat

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in plastics, is a known endocrine disruptor that has been attributed to an overwhelming number of health issues, including migraines,miscarriages, heart damage, obesity, and cancer. Concerns over the health effects of BPA have encouraged plastics manufacturers to produce “BPA-free” products, a label consumers most often…