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7/22/02

HealthWise at 5 From 7.22

  • Insulin Pumps Prove Better than Injections

Patients who use an insulin pump to control Diabetes could be doing themselves a big favor. Studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association shows a little bit of insulin being delivered all the time works better than periodic injections. Compared with patients who use insulin severe hypoglycemia as well as eye and nerve problems. An insulin pump is worn on a belt and sends insulin through a disposable tube near the abdomen.

  • Breast Feeding to Fight Breast Cancer

A new study is offering evidence of yet another good reason to breast feed your babies. This time, research shows the longer a woman breast feeds, the lower her risk of Breast Cancer. The findings hold true, researchers say, even for women with a strong family history of the disease. The British researchers add that breast feeding provides Breast Cancer protection for women of all ages and races, and that it seems the more children a woman breast feeds, the better. Specifically, the Breast Cancer risk goes down by 7% every time a woman has a child, even if the mother never breast feeds. This from the British Medical Journal, The Lancet.

  • Watch the Date on OJ

Drinking orange juice sooner, rather than later gives you more Vitamin C. A study out of Arizona State University east says the amount of Vitamin C decreases as OJ inches closer to its expiration date. Researchers bought and tested several brands of orange juice in different types of containers. Investigators found that the amount of Vitamin C from frozen concentrate started out with 65 milligrams, but after two weeks slipped to 45 milligrams. Even though the amount of Vitamin C drops, OJ still has plenty of other nutrients including Folic Acid and Potassium that won't degrade.

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