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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

Today’s Tip: Be smart..

  • Balance your calorie intake with your physical activity
  • If you are overweight or obese, work hard to reduce your weight and stay at healthy weight

This is just a reminder: Remember, being overweight increases your risk of many types of cancers eg. breast and colon cancers.  Control your weight by making sure you burn more calories than those you eat.  Watch the portion size of the meals that you eat.. Go for small portion size, add more vegetables into your meals, avoid foods high in fat and high in sugar, limit or avoid alcohol intake, add exercise eg. working into your routine life.

Jipende: Ufunguo wa Mtindo Bora wa Maisha upo Mkononi Mwako…

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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

The link with cancer:

  • There is convincing evidence that alcohol increases the risk of cancer of the oesophagus, mouth, throat (pharynx and larynx) and breast, as well as bowel cancer in men. It also increases the risk of liver cancer, and bowel cancer in women.
  • Research shows that alcohol is particularly harmful when combined with smoking, especially for oesophageal, mouth and throat cancer.
  • Bowel and breast cancer are two of the most common Cancers.  Experts estimate that about 43 percent of bowel cancer and about 42 percent of breast cancer could be prevented by not drinking alcohol, together with having a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

Remember:

  • Heavy drinking, or binge drinking, is particularly bad for our health, even if only done occasionally. It is also linked to high blood pressure
  •  Many cases of cancer could be prevented.  Get information on choosing a healthy diet, managing your weight and becoming more active to reduce your risk of getting cancer. Visit Jipende.com more often

Jipende: Ufunguo wa mtindo bora wa maisha upo mkononi mwako!

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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

Inaelekea ni vigumu sana wale waliozoea pombe kukubali ukweli kwamba unywaji wa pombe unaongeza uwezekano wa kupata saratani na magonjwa mengine.  Ukweli ni kwamba pombe inaongeza sana uwezekano wa kupata saratani hasa zile za koo, kinywa  ini na matiti.  Pamoja na matatizo hayo ya kiafya, pombe inaingilia uwezekano wa kufanya maamuzi mazuri, ikiwa ni pamoja na wakati wa kuendesha gari.  Kwa maana hiyo pombe huchangia sana ajali za barabarani.  Na kwa kuwa ajali za barabarani zinasababisha vifo na kufupisha maisha, ninaamini pombe ni kitu cha kuepuka sana.  Ndio maana hata polisi wa usalama barabarani wanamchukulia hatua mtu ambaye amekunywa pombe na kuendesha gari, na pia wakati mwingine wanazo mashine maalum za kumpima mtu ili kugundua kama amekunywa pombe kiasi kinachoathiri maamuzi.

Epuka matumizi ya pombe

Cha ajabu ni kwamba katika  wiki ya usalama barabarani hapa kwetu Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) 2010, kampuni moja ya bia imetoa msaada kwa polisi (kikosi cha usalama Barabarani), na msaada huo ni pamoja na stika zinazotangaza usalama barabarani lakini hapo hapo zinatangaza pombe.  Polisi hao kwa mikono yao wenyewe wameonekana wakibandika stika hizo zinazotangaza pombe kwenye magari. http://issamichuzi.blogspot.com/2010/08/tbl-yatoa-vifaa-vyenye-thamani-ya-zaidi.html Nadhani hapa kuna mgongano wa nia au taratibu ( “conflict of interest”).  Inasemekana kwamba kampuni hiyo imetoa pia fulana zenye ujumbe wa usalama barabarani lakini naamini pia zinatangaza pombe.  Naamini kikosi cha usalama barabarani wanahitaji kufikiria tena uamuzi wao huo wa kufadhiliwa na kampuni inayotengeneza pombe huku wakitangaza pombe. Iwapo imebidi kupokea ufadhili huo basi ni muhimu kikosi hicho kukubaliana na kampuni hiyo kwamba ufadhili huo hautahusisha matangazo ya pombe wala ya kampuni yao.

Naamini wengi wetu tungependa kutangaza usalama barabarani bila kutangaza pombe!  Tunapenda kutangaza vitu vinavyoongeza ubora wa maisha sio vinavyopunguza ubora wa maisha. Tukumbuke kwamba pombe pamoja na kuchangia ajali za barabarani, inachangia sana kuongeza uwezekano wa kupata saratani hasa zile za koo, kinywa, ini na matiti. http://jipende.com/archives/tag/alcohol/ .

Tuepuke matumizi ya pombe.  Jipende, ufunguo wa mtindo bora wa maisha upo mkononi mwako!

Epuka matumizi ya pombe

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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

Kutokana na tafiti nyingi zilizofanyika, wataalamu  wameona kwamba kitendo cha mama kumnyonyesha mtoto kwa matiti yake huchangia katika kupunguza uwezekano wa mama kupata saratani (cancer) ya matiti.  (World Cancer Research Fund; http://www.wcrf.org/). Imeonekana kwamba sasa kuna uthibitisho mkubwa kuhusu jambo hili.

Tayari inajulikana kwamba mtoto anapata faida nyingi sana kutokana na maziwa ya mama, na sasa imeonekana pia kwamba mama anaponyonyesha mwili wa mama hupunguza aina ya vichochezi (hormones) ambavyo vina uhusika katika kusababisha saratani ya matiti. Kwa hiyo unapopata fursa ya kuwa na mtoto, jitahidi umnyoneshe mwanao kwa faida yako na ya mtoto wako. Inashauriwa kumnyonyesha mtoto bila kumpa kitu kingine chochote hata maji kwa miezi sita ya kwanza.

Mtoto aanzishiwe chakula cha nyongeza anapofikisha miezi sita huku akiendelea kunyonyeshwa hadi miaka miwili hata zaidi.  Pamoja na faida nyingi kwa mtoto, imezidi kuthibitishwa kwamba watoto walionyonyeshwa maziwa ya mama ipasavyo huzuia uwezekano wa kuwa na uzito uliokithiri (obesity) utotoni, ukilinganisha na watoto waliolishwa maziwa ya makopo (WCRF 2007; http://www.wcrf.org/research/expert_report/index.php ).  Tukumbuke kwamba uzito ulokithiri huchangia sana uwezekano wa kupata saratani na magonjwa mengine sugu.

Kumbuka: Mama kumnyonyesha mtoto kwa matiti yake humpunguzia uwezekano wa kupata saratani ya matiti.

Jipende na mpende mwanao! Ufunguo wa mtindo bora wa maisha upo mkononi mwako.

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Posted by Mary G. Materu Msc

Kama hunywi pombe unayo sababu ya kufurahi sana, na kwamwe usianze kunywa pombe! Kama unakunywa pombe, punguza sana, na ukiweza acha. Hii ni kwa sababu imezidi kuthibitishwa kwamba pombe ina madhara mengi kiafya.

Wataalamu waliochunguza uhusiano wa unywaji pombe na uwezekano wa kupata saratani (cancer) wamepata uthibitisho wa kuridhisha na wa uhakika kwamba unywaji pombe unaongeza uwezekano wa kupata saratani (cancer) za mdomo, koo, koromeo, matiti na utumbo mkubwa. Pia uko uthibitisho wa kiasi unahusisha unywaji pombe na uwezekano wa kupata saratani ya ini.

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Breast cancer! Breast cancer! In Tanzania and around the world, a lot has been said recently. Breast cancer is most common type of cancer that affects women. If breast cancer is diagnosed early the outlook is good, but still many women loose their lives because of inadequate access to information, late diagnosis and inadequate and delayed treatment.

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