Linking Vitamin C & Cancer Treatment

“VITAMIN C might give cancer treatment a boost – but it would have to be injected at high doses. Some blood cancers, including chronic leukaemia, often involve problems in a gene called TET2. The gene usually helps ensure a type of stem cell matures properly and later dies. Suppressing it allows these cells to divide uncontrollably, leading to cancer.… Read More

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The ‘Overfat’ Outbreak is Spreading!

Belly bulges are the latest threat to global health. Over 90 percent of men and half of children in the US, New Zealand, Greece and Iceland are thought to have unhealthy amounts of abdominal fat – far more than previously thought. Being“overfat” raises the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. (New Scientist, 2017, p.5). Reference New Scientist (2017) Overfat Outbreak.… Read More

Can Exercise Prevent Breast Cancer Relapse?

“FOR women who have recovered from breast cancer, exercise appears to be the most important lifestyle choice to cut the risk of death from a relapse. Around a quarter of all women with breast cancer will eventually die when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. But living more healthily can reduce the risk of… Read More

Spicy Foods & Mortality: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Consumption of Spicy Foods and Total and Cause Specific Mortality: Population Based Cohort Study Study Question How does regular consumption of spicy foods influence mortality? Summary Answer Regular consumption of spicy foods was inversely associated with total and certain cause specific mortality (cancer, ischaemic heart diseases and respiratory diseases), independent of other… Read More

Dose-Response Relation with Obesity is Identified

Postmenopausal women who are overweight of obese have a raised risk of invasive breast cancer, follow-up data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trials have shown (BMJ, 2015). Research published in JAMA Oncology highlighted a dose-response relation where a higher BMI (body mass index) was associated with greater relative risk (Neuhouser et al., 2015). The… Read More

Vitamin D Intake & Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Any Connection?

The optimal daily intake of vitamin D is not known, although many believe it should be higher than it is for most people living in sun deprived countries. However, data analysis of nine case-control studies from the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium seem to show a small association between pancreatic cancer risk and increasing dietary… Read More

Study Finds that Vegetarians have Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers

Vegetarian diets are associated with an overall lower incidence of colorectal cancers, a large prospective cohort trial of Seventh Day Adventist men and women has found (Orlich et al., 2015). The US study, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, included 77,659 men and women who were assessed by a food frequency questionnaire and categorised into… Read More