From North Carolina - Exercise may reduce risk of breast cancer, according to a report published in CANCER. Researchers studied 1,500 breast cancer patients and over 1,500 healthy controls aged 20-98, and found that women who exercised 10-19 hours a week had around a 30% reduced risk of breast cancer, and that even mild exercise was found to reduce risk.
From Oregon - A new report published in the Journal of Women's Health links low vitamin D to weight gain in older women. Studying over 4,600 women over the age of 65, researchers found that those with insufficient vitamin D levels gained more weight over 5 year than those with sufficient levels. Nearly 80% of the women studied had low levels of vitamin D.
From New York - Over two thirds of children with food allergies are still having allergic reactions, according to a report published in Pediatrics. Researchers followed over 500 children with diagnosed food allergies for 3 years, and found that nearly 72% of the children still suffered allergic reactions--emphasizing the importance of properly educating parents and caregivers about avoiding allergenic foods.