//Tag: environment

When immigrating makes you sick

A number of studies have found a significant increase in the risk for several chronic diseases among people who have immigrated to North America. According to a recent report, one of the factors involved in this phenomenon is an important change in the intestinal microbiome of these immigrants, which leads to obesity and to metabolic disorders that result from it. Download the column

2019-03-01T16:57:53-04:0025-Feb-2019|Tags: , , , |

Being sedentary increases the risk of cancer

Globally, it has been estimated that lack of physical activity is directly responsible each year for five million deaths, as many as those linked to tobacco. A study recently published in the prestigious Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which compiled the studies performed on this topic over the past few years, indicated that people who do very little physical activity are considerably more at risk for certain types of cancer. Download this column

2014-07-28T13:00:00-04:0028-Jul-2014|Tags: , , |