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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
Acetaldehyde in alcohol -- no longer just the chemical that causes a hangover
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
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
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
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
Drinking wine may help prevent esophageal cancer
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
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:48:41 PM
Low Serum vitamin D level means high risk of prostate cancer death
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
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
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
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
Feb 25, 2009 - 1:42:14 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 11, 2009 - 4:17:00 PM
Take Action: Ask EPA to Reconsider Safety of Germ-Killer Now
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 4, 2009 - 11:36:46 AM
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
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
Feb 3, 2009 - 9:19:14 AM
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
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
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
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
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
Jan 8, 2009 - 5:04:55 PM
Vitamins C and E and beta carotene again fail to reduce cancer risk in randomized controlled trial
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