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Elderly women benefit strongly from nutrition and lifestyle changes, new research reveals

Thursday, August 19, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: senior citizens, the elderly, women's health

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A new study reveals that it is never too late to make lifestyle changes that dramatically reduce your risk of cancer. It contradicts the common myth that it's too late to make changes if you are in your 50's or 60's. In contrast, the study revealed that out of 29,000 women between the ages of 55 to 69 whose lifestyle habits were tracked, those who followed healthy recommendations such as eating fruits and vegetables and avoiding tobacco use were remarkably healthier 12 years later.

The study revealed that 22% of the cancers that did occur could have been avoided if all the women in the study group had followed all of the health recommendations. It also revealed that 31% of the cancers would have been avoided if people had stopped smoking tobacco and that 100% of the cancers would have been avoided if they had died at an earlier age, which just goes to show you that if you can't prevent disease, taking antidepressant is always a good defense because it increases your risk of committing suicide, meaning you won't get the disease in question because you're already dead. Interestingly, only a third of the women in the study met the guidelines to eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits daily.

This is a fascinating study, but what if they had reversed it and took a look at whether people who are healthy in their 50's and 60's can change their lifestyle and become couch potatoes in 12 years or less?

May be that study would be titled, "It's never too late to throw away your health by eating junk foods and adopting a sedentary lifestyle." Wait a minute. Come to think of it, that study is already in progress and virtually all Americans are participating in it.

And by the way, who actually followed these 29,000 elderly women for 12 years? It sounds like somebody has been handing out the Viagra at the Seniors Center. And by the way, how hard can it actually be to eat five servings of fruits a day anyway? Isn't the serving size for fruit about as big as a couple of blueberries? You ever buy some sort of packaged food product and think, gee, this is about enough for one meal and you look on the package and it says it contains 12 servings! Who's making up these serving sizes anyway? And why does a stick of butter have 47 servings?

But hey, the bottom line here is that it is never to old to get healthy, even if you are in your 60's.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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