A multivitamin supplement can fill in micronutrient gaps in your diet. Nearly 40 percent of adults in the U.S. take a multivitamin to ensure good health. A recent study in Iowa women suggests that this daily habit may be doing more harm than good. A closer look, however, reveals major flaws in the study—and offers reassurance that taking a daily multivitamin may still be a smart move.

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What Can You Do to Prevent Cancer?


You’ve heard a lot about how important it is to cut your risk of cancer, but just how much is really in your own hands? There is no bullet-proof way to completely prevent cancer but changes to your lifestyle and the right screening tests can lower your chances of getting the disease.

Tests That Check for Cancer

Tests for certain kinds of cancer, like colorectal and cervical, may catch it before it develops.

Colon cancer, for example, usually starts with growths in your colon called polyps. There are several tests that check for colon polyps:

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Lack of Fitness Second Only to Smoking as Predictor of Early Death: Study


Increases in fitness levels were associated with greater longevity

Poor physical fitness ranks right behind smoking as leading risk factors for an early death, new long-term research suggests. Analyzing nearly 800 men starting at midlife, Swedish scientists also found that each measurable increase in fitness levels translated into a 21 percent lower risk of death over 45 years of follow-up.

Fitness in middle age is of importance for mortality risk for several decades. Persons with low fitness are associated with an increased mortality risk throughout life. Smoking was the risk factor that was [most strongly] associated with mortality. The effect of aerobic capacity was even more pronounced than that of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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High Protein Diets: Do They Work?


Too Good to Be True?
Lose weight while eating steak, burgers, cheese, and bacon? High-protein plans work. But you should consider the pros and cons of particular diets before you decide to try one.
How Much Protein?
Women need at least 50 grams of protein a day — men about 60 grams per day. Harvard School of public health indicates that 20-25 percent of your daily calories coming from protein is heart healthy. That’s way beyond 50-60 grams. A high-protein diet, generally has 35% or more calories coming from protein. This extra protein can come from meat, eggs, seafood, cheese or vegetarian sources like soy. Some of these diets restrict carbs like cereals, grains, fruits, and possibly vegetables. But remember you never want to eliminate carbs!
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Performance Tune Up

The Performance Tune Up is a great way to make sure you get maximum enjoyment and performance out of your bike. It also helps you avoid costly repairs down the road.  The Performance Tune Up includes:

  • Derailleur adjustment
  • Brake tightening
  • Hub adjustment
  • Headset straightening and tightening
  • Minor Lateral wheel truing
  • Tire filling
  • Nut and bolt tightening
  • Check for chain stretch
  • Chain/cable lube as necessary
  • Light frame cleaning