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4 Your Health: the benefits of soy and veggies; arthritis link to children; and enticing teens to smoke

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Online tobacco marketing may entice more teenagers to smoke.

Researchers at Dartmouth College surveyed nearly 12,000 young people. They found teens who watched tobacco related videos or participated on social networking sites were significantly more likely to try tobacco products. They also used tobacco more frequently and were less likely to quit.

Experts believe FDA regulations and the cooperation of tobacco companies are needed to limit teen's use of on-line marketing.

Connection to moms with arthritis

New research from Denmark finds children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may be at risk for chronic illness.

25 years of data shows children whose mothers had arthritis were almost three times more likely to develop it themselves. They also had an increased risk for thyroid disease and epilepsy.

Experts recommend pediatricians monitoring these children closely for early symptoms.

Reducing effects of cancer treatment

A diet rich in soy, broccoli and kale may help reduce the side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Many breast cancer survivors suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, and other unpleasant symptoms. But a Georgetown University study found women who consumed more soy foods and cruciferous vegetables felt better. Soy also helped decrease fatigue.
 

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