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Also in the Journals ► NCI Cancer Bulletin for May 29, 2012 - National Cancer Institute

NCI Cancer Bulletin for May 29, 2012 - National Cancer Institute

Also in the Journals: Program Helps Older, Overweight Cancer Survivors Lose Weight, Eat Better A tailored, home-based program has helped older cancer survivors who were overweight or obese eat better, get more exercise, lose weight, and maintain these improvements over time, according to findings from the Reach Out to Enhance Wellness (RENEW) study. Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues reported their results May 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
The study included more than 600 survivors of breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer who were older than age 65, sedentary, and overweight or obese. Participants received tailored print materials and telephone counseling at regular intervals over the course of a year.
Further research to improve older cancer survivors' health and quality of life is important, the study authors noted, because this population numbers over 7 million and is increasing rapidly.
Also in the Journals: Coffee Drinking May Be Associated With Lower Risk of Death Results from a large study of older adults suggest that coffee drinking may be associated with a lower risk of death. Those who reported at the start of the study that they drank coffee (whether caffeinated or decaffeinated) had a slightly lower risk of death from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections—but not cancer—than those who did not report drinking coffee.
Compared with people who did not drink coffee, those who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day had approximately a 10 percent lower risk of death.
The study, led by Dr. Neal Freedman of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, was observational and could not determine whether coffee drinking actually reduced the risk of death. The findings appeared May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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