"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Friday, January 14, 2011

An Alarming Statistic!

Once in a while I catch a Dr. Oz show. I really like Dr. Oz and actually got the pleasure of meeting him and participating in one of his health studies about four years ago. Kevin got me tickets to the Oprah show for my 30th birthday and we were randomly selected to fly down early and go to Harpo studio for a health study. It was a really interesting experience. Dr. Oz was sooo kind in person and a wealth of knowledge.

My point of telling you this long, drawn out story is that Dr. Oz had a show on this week about Pancreatic cancer...the most feared, deadliest cancers of all. He said that drinking 2 cans of pop a week DOUBLES your risk of pancreatic cancer!!!! What an alarming statistic. If you know an extreme pop drinker, risk being that annoying friend and tell them this scary statistic.

3 comments:

Christine said...

Curious to know if diet is included in this. That is what Aaron drinks. :(

Learning As I Go Blog said...

I know...Kevin drinks pop too. :( The other risk factors were smoking, genetics (if someone else in your family has/had P. cancer) and race. African Americans are more at risk for this type of cancer.

Kelly O. said...

I usually have one pop with Saturday lunch--as a treat I guess, no good reason to do it. This is a good reason not to though!