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Health stories for Feb. 27, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 27, 2013 -

Fresh or frozen, vegetables are good for you.

Canned or frozen fruits and vegetables can have the same nutritional value as fresh ones.

It's because they are usually packages at the height of their freshness, which means they're full of nutrients.

But you should avoid canned veggies with salt and cooking them improperly.

Dieticians say the best way to cook them is in as little water as possible, so either mircowave , steam or stir fry them.

Farmer's markets are usually the best source for the freshest produce.


Sleeping less can equal gaining weight.

A study of normal weight males shows those sleep deprived chose larger portion sizes.

A previous study showed sleep deprived men had increased activity in the area of the brain involved in the desire to eat.

There is no long term study of the relationship between sleep and weight gain.


Your lifestyle may affect your risk for colon cancer.

A study found obesity increases your risk of a certain type of colorectal cancer.

Exercising reduces your risk.

Researchers say this can help doctors target drugs to prevent and treat the cancer in certain patients.


There's an increase in the number of women under 40 who have advances breast cancer.

The study did not explain why.

Doctors believe younger women are more likely to be uninsured and less likely to get screened.

More research is needed on early risk factors.



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