Blog Posts by Katie Moisse

  • A Link Between Sausage and Cancer?

    Eating a single serving of processed meat per day might increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Experts say the cancer risk is still small, but reducing the amount of processed meat in your diet is a healthy move.

    Based on a review of seven previously published studies, Swedish researchers found the risk of pancreatic cancer was 19 percent higher among men and women who ate roughly 4 ounces of processed meat per day. That's about one link of sausage or four pieces of bacon. The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer.

    "Right now, your lifetime risk of getting pancreatic cancer is 1.4 percent," said ABC News senior health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. "If you have a serving of processed meat per day, your risk would go up to 1.7 percent; still very small."

    Pancreatic cancer affects roughly one in 65 men and women, according to the National Cancer Institute. But because it's usually advanced by the time it's detected, the

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  • Paltrow's 'Goop' Has a Colon Cleanse

    Paltrow's 'Goop' Has a Colon Cleanse (ABC News)Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle blog has its own  colon cleanse for "Goop" groupies.

    The Goop Cleanse, co-designed by Goop and  Clean Program creator Dr. Alejandro Junger, contains protein, fiber, digestive enzyme and probiotic supplements that "help give your digestive system a break and also improve energy levels by bringing in high-quality vitamins and nutrients," according to Junger. "Best of all, because you'll be eating during this program, you won't be left feeling hungry or tired which is typical of most cleanses."

    For 21 days, Goop cleansers will start the morning with a shake, eat lunch from an elimination diet menu boasting roasted squash over millet and "salmon salade nicoise," and have another shake for dinner. Dairy, eggs, wheat and coffee are among 77 forbidden foods. The goal is to still consume at least 1,200 calories a day, which is low compared to the 1,600-to-2,000 recommended for women. To get the calorie count up, the Goop Cleanse

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