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Diet & Health : Cancer
Alcohol 'flush' signals increased cancer risk among East Asians
Many people of East Asian descent possess an enzyme deficiency that causes their skin to redden, or flush, when they drink alcohol. Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Japan's Kurihama Alcohol Center now caution that heavy alcohol consumption greatly increases the risk for esophageal cancer among such individuals, who comprise about 8 percent of the world's population.
Mar 23, 2009 - 9:13:54 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Acetaldehyde in alcohol -- no longer just the chemical that causes a hangover
New evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:31:52 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Mushrooms Protect Against Breast Cancer
Mushrooms may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a case-control study conducted in southeast China. Researchers analyzed dietary records from more than 2,000 pre- and postmenopausal women with breast cancer and a group of matched healthy controls.
Mar 18, 2009 - 2:35:32 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Study finds folic acid supplements linked to higher risk of prostate cancer
A study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took a daily folic acid supplement of 1 mg daily had more than twice the risk of prostate cancer compared with men who took a placebo.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:53:46 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk
The largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. The results of the study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:47:08 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Drinking wine may help prevent esophageal cancer
Drinking some red wine from time to time may help reduce risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study published n the March 2009 issue of Gastroenterology suggests.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:48:41 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Low Serum vitamin D level means high risk of prostate cancer death
A new study published online January 20, 2009 in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that low vitamin D levels in the blood could increase risk of death from prostate cancer.

Mar 2, 2009 - 3:41:50 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Vegetable-based drug could suppress melanoma
Compounds extracted from green vegetables when used along with selenium could be a potent treatment for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, according to a new study published in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

Mar 1, 2009 - 9:57:58 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Some dietary supplements may raise lung cancer risk
Taking certain nutrient supplements like beta-carotene and some other carotenoids-containing dietary supplements may raise the risk of lung cancer, particularly in smokers, a study published in the Feb 2009 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests.
Feb 27, 2009 - 9:22:41 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
New findings measure precise impact of fat on cancer spread
Researchers at Purdue University have precisely measured the impact of a high-fat diet on the spread of cancer, finding that excessive dietary fat caused a 300 percent increase in metastasizing tumor cells in laboratory animals.
Feb 25, 2009 - 1:42:14 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Infectious Agent May Impact Lung Cancer
A previously unknown effect of an infectious agent relevant to the prevention and/or treatment of lung cancer has been discovered by a UMDNJ research team led by Melissa Rogers, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Feb 23, 2009 - 10:04:38 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Calcium associated with lower risk of cancer in women
Women with higher intake of calcium appear to have a lower risk of cancer overall, and both men and women with high calcium intakes have lower risks of colorectal cancer and other cancers of the digestive system,
Feb 23, 2009 - 9:56:54 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
France ready to warn against drinking wine
The French government is ready to warn its citizen not to drink wine as evidence suggests that drinking alcohol boosts risk of a number of cancers, Timesonline.co.uk reported on Feb 20.
Feb 21, 2009 - 10:12:43 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Liver Cancer Incidence Has Tripled Since 1970s
A new study examining data on incidence trends, mortality rates and survival rates from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registries indicates that the incidence of liver cancer in the United States tripled between 1975 and 2005
Feb 18, 2009 - 8:15:55 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Arsenic, vitamin A help leukemia patients
A new study suggests that patients with cancer of the blood and bone marrow may be treated successfully with a combination of arsenic and vitamin A.
Feb 17, 2009 - 10:04:31 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
People who exercise lower their risk of colon cancer
An ambitious new study has added considerable weight to the claim that exercise can lower the risk for colon cancer. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University combined and analyzed several decades worth of data from past studies on how exercise affects colon cancer risk.
Feb 11, 2009 - 4:17:00 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Take Action: Ask EPA to Reconsider Safety of Germ-Killer Now
The antibacterial chemical triclosan is used in everything from mouse pads to soap, toys to toothpaste, despite evidence that it mimics the action of hormones in the body.
Feb 5, 2009 - 9:48:24 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
BPA Sticks Around
A new study of bisphenol A, an estrogenic chemical linked to increased breast cancer risk, suggests that it lingers in the body longer than previously thought. Scientists tested the theory that BPA is flushed from the body shortly after exposure by looking at levels of the chemical in fasting individuals.
Feb 5, 2009 - 9:46:40 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Milkweed Oil Tapped for Sunscreen and Other Products
Common milkweed is the only food source of monarch butterfly caterpillars. But for some farmers, the plant is also a valuable source of floss that can be harvested for use as a hypoallergenic filler for high-end pillows, comforters and jacket linings.
Feb 5, 2009 - 9:34:46 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Vitamin D Found to Stimulate a Protein that Inhibits the Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
Calcitrol, the active form of vitamin D, has been found to induce a tumor suppressing protein that can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a study by researcher Sylvia Chistakos, Ph.D., of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Feb 5, 2009 - 8:57:01 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Spanish scientists confirm extra virgin olive oil helps to combat breast cancer
Scientists have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer, according to a paper published in the last issue of the renowned scientific journal ‘BMC Cancer’. The scientists have confirmed the bioactivity of polyphenols (this is, natural antioxidants) present in olive oil in breast cancer cell lines.
Feb 5, 2009 - 8:29:06 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Dry Beans Inhibit Development of Mammary Cancer
A recent study published in Crop Science of the anticancer benefits of dry beans shows that different market classes of beans contain varying levels of antioxidants and other cancer reducing contents.
Feb 4, 2009 - 11:36:46 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
USC study finds that green tea blocks benefits of cancer drug
The widely used supplement renders a specific drug used to treat multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma ineffective in animal model.
Feb 3, 2009 - 2:46:50 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that disruption of the circadian clock – the internal time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle – can slow the progression of cancer
Feb 3, 2009 - 9:19:14 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Cured/smoked meat and fish linked to high leukemia risk
Eating smoked or cured meat and fish often may increase risk of childhood leukemia, a study published in the Jan 13, 2009 issue of BMC Cancer suggests.
Jan 30, 2009 - 9:24:55 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Drinking green tea may help prevent breast cancer
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that drinking green tea may help reduce risk of breast cancer in women.
Jan 27, 2009 - 2:01:55 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Reduced breast cancer risk: Physical activity after menopause pays off
Several studies had previously suggested that regular physical exercise reduces the breast cancer risk of women. However, it had been unknowned just how much exercise women should take in which period in life in order to benefit from this protective effect. Moreover, little was known about which particular type of breast cancer is influenced by physical activity.
Jan 15, 2009 - 9:09:14 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Lung cancer cells activate inflammation to induce metastasis
A research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified a protein produced by cancerous lung epithelial cells that enhances metastasis by stimulating the activity of inflammatory cells.
Jan 8, 2009 - 5:06:29 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Chemopreventive agents in black raspberries identified
A study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, identifies components of black raspberries with chemopreventive potential.
Jan 8, 2009 - 5:04:55 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Vitamins C and E and beta carotene again fail to reduce cancer risk in randomized controlled trial
Editor's note:  Does the study mean vitamins are useless?  No.  Vitamins are always vitamins.  Try to use a nutrition-balanced diet and if neccessary take vitamin supplements.
Jan 1, 2009 - 9:48:50 PM

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