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  • Are your genes turning your beer drinking habits into a cancer risk?
  • There's little more refreshing than cracking open an ice cold beer on a hot summer's day. And there's little more satisfying that clinking your beer glass against your friend's as you stand over the heat of the braai. But doing either might bring your health crashing down around you! Shocking new research shows that people with a certain gene see a 700% increase in their stomach cancer risk when they drink beer. So, if your go-to summer drink is a cold and frosty one, you need to read this!... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Heavy drinkers watch out! Your stomach cancer risk is sky high
  • If you enjoy your booze, you might be at serious risk of stomach cancer, says recent research. Experts at the Mario Negri Institute in Italy conducted a meta analysis of 59 other studies to determine their findings. And with over 34,557 patients across the studies having developed stomach cancer, they could say with conviction that drinking too much puts you at risk of developing stomach cancer. So, how much is too much?... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Every time you take a sip of your cocktail, think about your breast cancer risk
  • Do you love a wine spritzer at book club? A cocktail on a girl's night out? Or an ice cold beer while you watch the rugby with the boys? If so, it's important you read this… Experts say, with every alcoholic drink you have before you have your first child, you increase your breast cancer risk 15%. It all has to do with what alcohol does to your body and the production of hormones…... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • [Infographic] Peak performance and how it improves your health
  • Can you get an all-round workout in 20 minutes? Sure you can! But you have to hot peak performance while doing it. You need your heart rate to shoot up - so put some effort into your workout and get fit, burn calories and generally improve your health and well-being. Here's how...... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Young woman beware! Too much sleep increases your obesity risk
  • As a young woman, you're probably very aware of your weight. You might even know that sleeping too little increases your obesity risk because not only does it give you more hours in the day to eat, being tired lowers your ability to make the correct judgement when it comes to poor food choices. So, you might choose to sleep longer to keep your waistline trim. But beware! Sleeping too long can increase your obesity risk too! Here's proof…... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Your drinking can cause more than just a hangover!
  • They say having a glass of wine every night is good for you… But have you ever woken up after a night of a few drinks and you can't remember parts of the evening? Have forgotten conversations? Maybe your friends tell you some of the invented stories you shared with them… Don't laugh it off as a big night out, you could actually be suffering from something quite serious. Read on to find out…... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Enjoying a lie in? It might be the reason you get diabetes
  • If your life is hectic and you always feel like you're trying to catch up on sleep, don't be too quick to actually do it. Sleeping in makes your body processes malfunction and this can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Which isn't supposed to happen when you sleep! In fact, your blood sugar levels should be at their lowest because your body uses all the excess as you sleep. But that's not what happens when you sleep too long. A recent study, published by the National Institutes of Health proves it. It showed that people who frequently sleep for more than nine hours a night have a higher diabetes risk. It's even higher than in people who frequently sleep less than six hours a night! Read on to find out more…... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Idiopathic… What? Here's what happens when you sleep too much
  • Have you every heard of a disorder called idiopathic hypersomnia? No? Well, basically, it's an unexplained cause of oversleeping. So, if you sleep too much - i.e. more than ten hours every night - you could be suffering from it! It's true. And while it might sound like a dreaded disease, it's what happens to your body when you do that's the real problem! In fact, sleeping too much could be just as deadly to your health as sleeping too little. It's associated with depression, obesity, dementia, heart disease… The list goes on. So, what causes hypersomnia and, more importantly, why should you get over it?... ››› more
  • [20 November 2014]
  • Get out of bed! Sleeping in could leave you with dementia
  • You might love to lie in bed on the weekend and catch up on the Zzzzs you missed out on during the week, but researchers say it could have a devastating effect on your health. Especially when you're older. In fact, researchers found the physical effects it has on older adult's can cause diminished brainpower. If you don't want to end up with a bad memory and the inability to make decisions because you sleep too much, read on…... ››› more
  • [20 November 2014]

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