This is the first study to show a direct causative link in an animal model between obesity and risk of this deadly cancer. The study led by Dr. Guido Eibl, a member of the Jonsson Cancer Center and a professor in the department of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA , is the first to model human pancreas cancer in animals.
Stink bugs, termites could soon be part of your diet (+video)
Earlier this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled, “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security.” The document details the health and environmental benefits derived from a diet supplemented by insects, a diet also known as “entomophagy.” Gleaned from the FAO document and other sources, here’s a list of seven edible insects you may soon find on your dinner plate. RECOMMENDED: Are you scientifically literate? Take our quiz Mopane caterpillars Mopane caterpillars the larval stage of the emperor moth (Imbrasia belina) are common throughout the southern part of Africa . Harvesting of mopane caterpillars is a multi-million dollar industry in the region, where women and children generally do the work of gathering the plump, little insects. The caterpillars are traditionally boiled in salted water, then sun-dried; the dried form can last for several months without refrigeration, making them an important source of nutrition in lean times. And few bugs are more nutritious: Whereas the iron content of beef is 6 mg per 100 grams of dry weight, mopane caterpillars pack a whopping 31 mg of iron per 100 grams. They’re also a good source of potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, manganese and copper, according to the FAO. Chapulines Chapulines are grasshoppers of the genusSphenarium, and are widely eaten throughout southern Mexico . They’re often served roasted (giving them a satisfyingcrunch) and flavored with garlic, lime juice and salt, or with guacamole or dried chili powder.
8 Ways You’re Overdoing Diet and Exercise
8 Exercise and Dieting Mistakes Getty Images Mistake: You’re a slave to one type of workout Why it’s bad: Your knees may suffer. Any body part is at risk when you overtrain, but knees are especially injury-prone, says Halvorson. Knees can cave in toward the center of the body, especially when running, and put pressure on the knee joints. Using orthotics in shoes can help prevent your arches from collapsing and putting additional load on the knees. “It’s very important to vary workouts and cross-train,” says Halvorson. If all you do is run (and run and run), over time, soft and hard tissue structures start to break down faster from all the repetitive strain. 8 Exercise and Dieting Mistakes Getty Images Mistake: You pick up where you left off after a break Why it’s bad: Your back may rebel. Even if you killed it in Zumba 3 months ago, don’t assume you can jump back in if you’ve taken a significant hiatus. Why?