Chocolate, Cancer Prevention, and Heart Health Currently On Display at the Todd Wehr Library
Feb. 13, 2014 - This month, the Todd Wehr Library's display cases explore a variety of topics from chocolate to cancer prevention to heart health. One common theme between all of them is nutrition. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, stop by and check them out to get some inspiration for a healthy celebration!
Inside Display Case
Chocolate and human health have been found to go hand in hand - as long as you're looking at the right kind of chocolate. Stop and take a look at the latest research articles on dark chocolate and cocoa and their impact on health issues such as cardiovascular disease, and find out what kind of chocolate to get your Valentine! And to stay on top of the latest research on cacao (the seeds which are used to make chocolate), take a look at what's been indexed in PubMed!
North Display Case
The North display celebrates American Heart Month, with an emphasis on a healthy diet and nutrition and on promoting the Go Red for Women campaign. Library books featured in the display are available to check to out, and the MCW Libraries collection includes many more books on the heart and cardiovascular health. What could be more romantic than letting your Valentine know you care about his or her heart?
South Display Case
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer.” The lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk. It is crucial for people of all ages to take charge of their health by making smart lifestyle and nutrition choices, seeing their doctor regularly for checkups and health screenings, and monitoring their bodies for any changes that should be brought to the attention of medical professionals. Help your Valentine prevent cancer by reading up on the WHO's Cancer Prevention Web site. Library books featured in the display are available to check to out, and the MCW Libraries collection includes many more books on cancer and oncology.
strawberry image courtesy of Jeff Kubina via a Creative Commons Share Alike license.