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More fruit and vegetables: less chance of cancer

Increase in oral cavity cancer

Oral cavity cancer is the most common form of head and neck cancer in the Netherlands, with more than 1,000 new cases per year. Although oral cavity cancer is more common in men than in women, the number of new cases per year is increasing more strongly in women. In 10 years time, the number of new oral cavity cancers in women has increased by more than 45%. Among men, the number of cases increased by 16%.

Link with fruit and vegetables

People who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of various forms of head and neck cancer. This connection is strongest for oral cavity cancer, according to the Dutch Cohort Study (NLCS), which contains data on more than 120,000 Dutch people between the ages of 55 and 69 who have been monitored since 1986.

It is therefore worrying that, according to the most recent Food Consumption Survey, only 6% of men and 10% of women eat the recommended daily intake of fruit. Only 5% of all men and women eat enough vegetables.

Vitamins from food

The researchers not only examined the relationship between fruit and vegetables and the various forms of head and neck cancer, but also the role of certain nutrients. The research shows that a higher intake of vitamin C from food is associated with a lower risk of oral cavity cancer and other forms of head and neck cancer. There are also indications that vitamin E is associated with these cancers. It concerns vitamins from food, not from supplements.

Advice

The World Cancer Research Fund advises to prevent oral cavity cancer by opting for a healthy diet with lots of fruit and vegetables. The cancer prevention fund provides guidelines for eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. It is also important not to smoke, not to drink alcohol or to limit this to 1 glass per day for women and 2 glasses per day for men.

About head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is number 7 on the list of the 10 most common cancers in men in the Netherlands. For women it is number 9. It is known that alcohol consumption, smoking and infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) are risk factors for head and neck cancer.

Head and neck cancer includes, among other things:

Oral cavity cancer
Throat cancer
Cave head cancer

 

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A comfortable place for elders – Cera.

A comfortable place for elders - Cera.

We are the perfect place that you can trust when it comes to the care of your parents and grandparents. Here at Cera, we can make sure that they can get the best treatment and the life that they deserve. Everyone knows how much it can be tough to take care of elderlies especially when you have work to do, kids to take care of, and your own family to prioritize. However, going forward with our own lives doesn’t mean we also can just leave the people who raised us. Schedules can be tough and priorities may get in the way, but there are things you still can do in order to make your parents and even grandparents feel that they are not alone.

You have nothing to worry about especially when you choose to trust Cera. We can provide here the elderlies with the comfort and treatment they deserve. Even if you are busy with your work and your own family, you can trust your parents or grandparents to us. We give the best services for old people starting from the place they will stay at up to the treatments they need to have. Even the medicines they need, we are going to keep in our schedule. We’ll make sure that your parents and grandparents or any elderlies on your family can have a better and more comfortable life with us.

A comfortable place for elders – Cera.

Cera has great rooms for each and every single elderly that will be left with our care. They can have a comfortable life living in our place because we give them everything we can provide including comfortable beds and other types of amenities they need to use. Other than that, we can provide the elders with the best entertainment and enjoyment in Cera. With great types of furniture in more than one living room, they can do whatever they want from watching television to listening to radios or just hanging around and relaxing.

In Cera, we have a built-in playroom here for the enjoyment of your loved ones. It is equipped with different types of board games such as chess, checkers, and more. There is also a big library in Cera which is accessible to everyone. Other than that, they are free to take a walk in the garden and fields outside, beyond our garage door in Phoenix, accompanied by our people and staff. We make sure that everyone gets to have their morning walks for a breather and for a good day ahead. The air here is fresh so everyone would really enjoy it, no doubt. There are even different kinds of sports that can be played here in our place which makes Cera a better place to live in.

A comfortable place for elders - Cera.

Other than those things elderlies can enjoy as they live in Cera, we can also provide assistance to those who need it. We have the capability of taking care of elders who suffer from different kinds of situations and ailments. Dementia is one of the issues we deal with on a regular basis and there are more besides that. We can give the people the nursing and treatments they need including the therapies that would help them feel better. What we are saying is that you can entrust anyone with Cera. As long as you leave your relatives and parents with us, we can assure you that they can have the best care you can ever find in the whole country.

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