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Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body which form a mass known as a tumour. They have the capacity to develop their own blood vessels (angiogenesis) which supply the tumour with sufficient energy to grow (proliferation). One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, the benefits of exercise
In this week’s article, we are discussing a Ted Talk titled ‘Can we eat to starve cancer?’ presented by William Li, a researcher, doctor and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. So firstly, can we eat to starve cancer? The answer is a resounding yes! What is angiogenesis and what does it have to do
The widespread physical activity guidelines for adults recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise. The benefits of completing this amount of weekly exercise are widely recognised. Despite this, the majority of adults fall short of the recommended physical activity guidelines with lack of time cited
It is no secret that as we age, certain processes within the human body slow down such as metabolism or cognitive processing, while others accelerate for instance lean muscle atrophy or plaque formation within our blood vessels. Nonetheless, it’s important to stress that the rate at which the example processes above happen can be influenced
In this week’s article, we’re looking at the negative effect that excess ‘adiposity’ can have on cancer risk. What is adiposity? Adipose tissue is made up of adipocytes (fat cells) and is found all around the body. Although such tissue is critical for energy storage and hormone signalling, too much of it can lead to
In her TED talk titled ‘How to make stress your friend,’ Kelly McGonigal presents research that supports the idea that rethinking the way you view stress could save your life. In one of the studies presented, 30,000 participants were asked how much stress they had experienced in the past year and how they viewed that
A recent review article in released in the British Medical Journal[ (published 1st July 2020) has provided yet further evidence that physical activity has a significant effect on long term health and the importance of meeting activity guidelines. After all, physical inactivity is responsible for between 6-10% of global disease burden and 9% of all
It is common understanding that exercise is good for you and broadly speaking people who exercise tend to have longer, healthier lives. But until recent years, researchers have tallied its benefits only in narrow slices: Exercise lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure; it helps you burn calories, it can improve musculature size and strength etc.
Unfortunately, over 7.4 million people in the UK currently suffer from cardiovascular disease1 and a high proportion of these will suffer from a significant cardiovascular event or have to undergo surgery to prevent such an event. Following these events individuals in the UK should be offered cardiac rehabilitation to help recuperation and prevent further cardiovascular
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in industrialised nations, and this has been the case for well over a century. The physical risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are now well established and for some time it has been hypothesised that psychological factors have a part to play in cardiovascular disease. In 2014,