Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. Due to holiday and travel plans, there will not be a WW next week; you may want to bookmark this page and re-read this next Sunday. Grab your hot cocoa/hot toddie and let’s proceed.
Before we get too far along, I want to wish you and your families best wishes for the Holdays.
The James/Wexner, Cleveland Clinic
Of course, we have a couple items this week.
“Based on these data, we believe regular consumption of at least the daily recommended servings of lycopene-containing fruits and vegetables would promote breast cancer prevention in a population at risk for breast cancer”
The lycopene appears to trigger the production of the hormone adiponectin which is the “risk-reducer”. Now, a couple caveats; first, this beneficial effect is more pronounced in women with lower body mass index. There are a lot of health benefits to having the recommended BMI, the efficacy of nutrients and hormones in disease reduction/prevention is one of them. So, eat your tomatoes and watch your BMI-driving calories this holiday season. There really isn’t any single thing that is the Magic Bullet with cancer prevention/cure, but a lot of little things can add up for you.
Speaking of food, here is a cooking video (34:00), courtesy of The James, on healthy meal preparation for the holidays. We’re here to help. You’re welcome.