Cancer, Obesity

Obesity and Cancer

Strong Evidence for 11 Cancers and Obesity

An extremely comprehensive research article has been published in the British Medical Journal  with strong evidence for particular cancers and being obese.

An increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a higher risk of developing:

  • oesophageal adenocarcinoma;
  • colon and rectal cancer in men;
  • biliary tract system and pancreatic cancer;
  • endometrial cancer in premenopausal women;
  • kidney cancer; and multiple myeloma.
Weight gain and waist to hip circumference ratio were associated with:
  • higher risks of postmenopausal breast cancer in women who have never used hormone replacement therapy and endometrial cancer, respectively.
The risk of postmenopausal breast cancer among women who have never used HRT increased by 11% for each 5 kg of weight gain in adulthood, and the risk of endometrial cancer increased by 21% for each 0.1 increase in waist to hip ratio.

Five additional associations were supported by strong evidence when categorical measures of adiposity were included: weight gain with colorectal cancer; body mass index with gallbladder, gastric cardia, and ovarian cancer; and multiple myeloma mortality.

ADHD, children


A new study has found the effects of EPA, DHA and gamma-linolenic acid can improve reading in children aged 9 to 10 years, both with and without attention problems.5 A randomised controlled trial published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that three months of omega-3/6 treatment improved reading abilities of mainstream school children compared to placebo, with particular significance in boys. Furthermore, children with ADHD symptoms displayed greater improvements in visual analysis and reading speed. Increasing intake of specific fatty acids reveals “oils well that ends well” for children’s brain health and cognition.

Learn more about Naturopath Sally Benstead and how she can help your child’s health. 



Those who enjoy reading books can likely enjoy a longer life in which to read them. A cohort study recently combined the data of 3,635 people to assess the impact of various reading patterns on longevity. Engaging the mind in book reading was shown to maintain cognitive status and increase longevity by 23 months, compared with non-book readers. This novel finding was independent of gender, education, health or wealth and showed that any amount of book reading increased survival.

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ADHD, children, kids

Kids Health with Sally

Glow are thrilled to announce naturopath Sally Benstead has joined Glow on Tuesdays.

Sally has loads of experience in treating children and teenagers with conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, food allergies and intolerances, poor immunity and gut health.

Sally uses gentle non-invasive methods so your children will feel safe and comfortable.


Learn more about how Sally can help improve your childs health here.


Gluten, Wheat

Could wheat be contributing to chronic health conditions?

Could wheat be contributing to chronic health conditions even if you are not a coeliac?

Scientists have discovered that a different family of proteins in wheat than gluten, called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs), can lead to the development of inflammation in tissue beyond the gut and could be negatively affecting those with asthma, fatty liver, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions.
Read the article published by medical express here.