NCI Well Connect
April 16, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that glyphosate, the most omnipresent herbicide known as Roundup, has for the first time been shown to induce DNA damage in leucocytes such as human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, according to a study in the July issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology?

Not to be outdone, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that environmental exposure to glyphosate through dietary intake of genetically modified crops was found in high levels in a large group of subjects' urine, and has potential adverse health effects.

Finally, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that dietary pesticide exposure in conventional fruit and vegetables within the range of typical human exposure may be associated with adverse reproductive consequences.

Foods and beverages come and go. Manufacturers frequently change their ingredients. This is why we continually update our Natural Foods Shopping List. The newest update is available for NCI Well Connect Members below.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
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Activity Versus Depression, Death
Bonnie and Steve: Regular exercise in adults improves depressive symptoms and major depressive disorder. Until now, there have been no trials that studied exercise cessation and how it's related to depressive symptoms in depression.

A study in the July issue of Journal of Affective Disorders found that depressive symptoms were significantly higher in female participants than in male participants that stopped exercising. Depressive symptoms arose even without changes in neurotrophic or immune biological markers.

In the March issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, researchers evaluated current physical activity of a huge sample of US adults to see if they participated in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity equivalent aerobic physical activity weekly.

Overall, 8.3% of deaths were attributed to inadequate levels of physical activity for adults aged 40 to 69 years. Increasing physical activity levels to meet current guidelines is a very inexpensive way to reduce the risk of premature death in the United States.

From a genetic standpoint, we know that specific genes association with weight, inflammation, cognition, and mental health all respond favorably to exercise.

You can spread out the 150 minutes a week. Altering sedentary lifestyles with exercises such as walking 10,000 steps a day or doing a short exercise snack, done in short bursts throughout the day, will work to reduce your risk of disease and death, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Even brief trips up and down stairs count toward accumulated exercise minutes and reducing health risks so long as the intensity reaches a moderate level. Moderate exertion was defined as brisk walking at a pace that makes it hard to carry a conversation.

The study findings are good news for most Americans, because they typically get their moderate or vigorous exercise in short bouts, and accumulating about 30 minutes per day may be more convenient than setting a half-hour block.
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Healthy Bones
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This comes in handy when you're interested in getting information about how to keep your bones healthy. Our Healthy Bones Action Plan is the most complete self-help guide you will find anywhere! 

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Have a happy, healthy day,
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