Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Battling Jawbone Cancer

Buffalo Bills Legend Jim Kelly Battling Jawbone CancerLegendary Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly will undergo surgery after being diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone.

‘Cancer is isolated’

According to a press release by his former club, the procedure will be performed on Friday, June 7, and his chances for a complete recovery are “very good.” Fortunately, the cancer is isolated in Kelly’s upper jaw and has not spread to other parts of his body.

Kelly thanked fans for their support and noted that his wife and children would be by his side on the road to recovery. He mentioned that he would appreciate any prayers going forward for himself and his family.


‘Toughest challenge yet’

This is unsettling news for Buffalo fans and NFL supporters around the globe. Kelly played for the Bills from 1986 through 1996 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Despite running up against some of best opponents in NFL history during those Super Bowl runs, the 53-year-old signal-caller may now be facing his toughest challenge yet. Hopefully, the surgery is successful and Kelly beats his cancer to make a full recovery and return to leading a normal life in short order.

Are you a fan of the Buffalo Bills’ Jim Kelly? Feel free to share your own stories of cancer survival!

Source: Alex Kay, Bleacher Report

Image: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Daily Soft Drink Increases Diabetes Risk

Daily Soft Drink Increases Diabetes RiskDrinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests. A can a day raises the relative risk of Type-2 diabetes by about a fifth, compared with one can a month or under, say European scientists. The report in the journal Diabetologia mirrors previous US findings.

‘Calorific’

A diabetes charity recommends limiting sugary foods and drinks as they are calorific and can cause weight gain. The latest research was carried out in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and the Netherlands. Some 350,000 individuals were questioned about their diet, as part of a large European study looking at links between diet and cancer.

“The consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks increases your risk of diabetes – so for every can of soft drinks that you drink per day, the risk is higher,” lead researcher Dora Romaguera from Imperial College London told BBC News.


‘Deleterious effect on health’

She called for clearer public health information on the effects of sugary soft drinks: “Given the increase in sweet beverage consumption in Europe, clear messages on its deleterious effect on health should be given to the population,” Dr Romaguera and colleagues conclude in their research paper.

Gavin Partington, director general of the drinks industry body the British Soft Drinks Association said: “Soft drinks are safe to consume but, like all other food and drink, should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.”

How many glasses or cans of soft drinks do you consume in a day? Do you think you are in danger of having diabetes later on in life?

Source: BBC News

Image: The West Australian