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In the last issue of Nyam News, the development of cancer and the
relationship between the daily consumption of fruits, vegetables and
cancer prevention was discussed. Plant foods, including vegetables
and fruits, are a source of many micro-nutrients and bioactive
compounds that may figure protecting against cancers of the mouth,
pharynx, larynx, pancreas, stomach, oesophagus, colon, rectum, lung,          and prostate.

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Caribbean. There are many kinds of cancer: in fact cancer is the general name given to a group of more than 100 diseases which all develop as a result of abnormal cell-growth. The abnormal cells usually form into a tumour (a lump or mass) but there are some  cancers, like leukaemia, which do not form tumours, and it must be noted that not all tumours are cancerous.

Nyam News, July Nos. 1& 2, 2007 - Vitamin E and Your Health

In this issue of Nyam News we will look at the functions of vitamin E in the body and how we can get the right amount of this vitamin.

The debate over the health benefits of fish oils is over a decade long.
Within that time, countless studies have been conducted to determine
if the ingestion of fish and fish oil capsules help lower the risk of cardio-
vascular disease. The existing body of evidence suggests that they do       have some beneficial effects. In this issue we attempt to highlight some
facts known about fish oils and health.

The incidence of diabetes continues to increase in the Caribbean due to many contributing factors, but the most significant factors are directly linked to prevalence of sedentary lifestyle, diet and obesity. In this issue of Nyam News we willexplore why it is so important to practise a healthy lifestyle through physical activity to prevent or control diabetes.

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