Sunday, January 4, 2009

Study: pills not like produce and other f/v headlines

A study has found that vitamin pills have no effect on preventing cancer, researchers a have said that a better approach is to eat fruits and vegetables, which have been demonstrated in other studies to have a preventive effect. From the story:

The study was published on the website of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on December 30. Jennifer Lin, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and head of the research, pointed out that including vitamin supplements with antioxidants does not guarantee by itself that one will not develop cancer. She added that people who look for healthy food and want to prevent cancer should eat fruits and vegetables.

Other fruit and vegetable headlines:

Community farms in the San Joaquin Valley: adventure in a box
From the story:

Santa Cruz-based LocalHarvest.org reports that CSA farms have increased from 50 in 1990 to more than 2,000 today.

Strive for 5
Texas coverage of the message

More Matters Video Center
Long anticipated video center is unveiled. From the release:

Most people know that they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but for many, questions about how to choose, store and cook different fruits and vegetables keep them from trying the bountiful variety that the supermarket has to offer. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment ( KDHE ) and Fruits & Veggies—More Matters have a solution: the new Video Center at www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.

What men can learn from women
The truth hurts:
In category after category, women do a better job of taking care of their health. They smoke less and drink less, and they're less likely to be overweight. They eat more fruits and vegetables. They have their cholesterol tested more regularly.

One small step toward healthy eating
Don't bite off more than you can chew - you get the idea

Eliminate junk food at school and kids will eat more produce at home

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