Tag: Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat. After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect. This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. Q&A on the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat and processed meat.

Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, baked   Tag: Cancer, Colorectal
31 Oct 2015

Choline, betaine reduce lung cancer risk in smokers. Evidence from human and animal studies indicates that choline metabolic pathways may be activated in the development of diseases like cancer.  A new study in PLOS One suggests that both choline and betaine may help reduce the risk of lung cancer in ever-smokers. Associations between Dietary Intake of Choline and Betaine and Lung Cancer Risk.

A quick search in our database shows that quinoa has the highest amount of betaine and egg yolk has the highest amount of choline.

Quinoa, uncooked   Tag: Lung, Cancer
23 Apr 2013

Salami Suicide: Processed Meats Linked To Heart Disease And Cancer. Bacon and bologna are hardly health food. But a huge new study offers the strongest evidence yet that eating processed meat boosts the risk of the two big killers, cancer and heart disease. Meat consumption and mortality - results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.

Beerwurst, beer salami, pork and beef   Tag: Cancer, Cardiovascular
08 Mar 2013

Consuming Deep-Fried Foods Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer. A new research study reports that men who often eat fried foods have a higher risk of prostate cancer, and tend to have more aggressive forms of the disease. Men who eat deep-fried items once a week have a 30-37% increased risk of prostate cancer, scientists have found. Consumption of deep-fried foods and risk of prostate cancer.

Fast foods, potato, french fried in vegetable oil   Tag: Cancer, Prostate
04 Feb 2013

Coffee Drinking May Halve Risk Of Mouth And Throat Cancer A new study from the US finds people who drink more than 4 cups of caffeinated coffee a day have half the risk of dying from oral/pharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer as people who drink it either occasionally or not at all. However, the researchers say their findings need to be confirmed by more research, and for now should just be received as good news for coffee drinkers and not be used as a reason to recommend everyone should drink 4 cups of coffee a day. Coffee, Tea, and Fatal Oral/Pharyngeal Cancer in a Large Prospective US Cohort.

Coffee, instant, regular, prepared with water   Tag: Cancer, Mouth, Throat
13 Dec 2012

Caffeinated Coffee Could Cut Skin Cancer Risk, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Study. Drinking more caffeinated coffee may help to lower the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, according to a new study. Published in Cancer Research, a journal for the American Association for Cancer Research, the study was conducted by analyzing data from the Nurses’ Health Study, a long-term study meant to investigate factors that might influence women’s health, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the corresponding study for men. Increased Caffeine Intake Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin.

Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water   Tag: Cancer, Skin
02 Jul 2012

Fish Tied to Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study. People who eat plenty of fish may have a lower risk of colon and rectal cancers, a new report suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of 41 past studies on the link between fish in the diet and new diagnoses and deaths from colorectal cancer. Fish Consumption and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Humans: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Fish, salmon, pink, raw   Tag: Cancer, Colon
12 May 2012

Study Shows Fish Oil Does Not Prevent Cancer and May Increase Risk in Women. Carefully conducted study fails to show fish oil has any protective effects against cancer, and actually may even increase risk in women. B Vitamin and/or ω-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Cancer.

Fish oil, cod liver   Tag: Cancer
20 Feb 2012

Cocoa could prevent intestinal pathologies such as colon cancer. A new study on living animals has shown for the first time that eating cocoa (the raw material in chocolate) can help to prevent intestinal complaints linked to oxidative stress, including colon carcinogenesis onset caused by chemical substances. Cocoa-rich diet prevents azoxymethane-induced colonic preneoplastic lesions in rats by restraining oxidative stress and cell proliferation and inducing apoptosis.

Cocoa mix, powder   Tag: Cancer
25 Jan 2012

Long-Term Coffee Drinks Reduce Endometrial Cancer Risk By a Third. Do you need a cup — or four — of coffee to get you going in the morning? Well, according to new research, your caffeinated coffee habit has a new benefit. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day may reduce their risk of endometrial cancer risk by 30 percent.

Coffee, instant, regular, prepared with water   Tag: Cancer
23 Nov 2011

Light Drinking Over Time May Raise Breast Cancer Risk. Some studies have linked drinking alcohol to an increased risk for breast cancer, and now new research suggests that even moderate to light alcohol intake may raise a woman’s risk. Drinking at least two glasses of wine or beer a day or two cocktails a day -- was associated with about a 50% increase in risk.

Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red   Tag: Breast, Cancer
01 Nov 2011

Eating walnuts fights breast cancer. Breast cancer kills about 50,000 women in the United States. But following a healthy lifestyle like eating walnuts often may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, a study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer suggests. Dietary Walnut Suppressed Mammary Gland Tumorigenesis in the C(3)1 TAg Mouse.

Nuts, walnuts, black, dried   Tag: Breast, Cancer
04 Sep 2011

Study Confirms Safety, Cancer-targeting Ability of Nutrient in Broccoli, Other Vegetables. Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. Differential effects of sulforaphane on histone deacetylases, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in normal prostate cells versus hyperplastic and cancerous prostate cells.

Broccoli, frozen, chopped, unprepared   Tag: Prostate, Cancer
10 Jun 2011

A new study claims that coffee can help prevent prostate cancer. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied almost 48,000 men for 12 years, and found that drinking up to six cups of coffee a day lowered the risk of prostate cancer. Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Coffee, instant, decaffeinated, powder   Tag: Prostate, Cancer
18 May 2011

No Evidence That Selenium Supplements Protect Against Cancer. Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to human health, but its role as a chemopreventive agent has been controversial. Studies have reported conflicting results on the risks for specific cancers and selenium exposure, and published data have, overall, been inconsistent. However, a new mega-analysis reports that reliable conclusions regarding a causal relationship between low selenium exposure and an increased risk for cancer cannot be drawn at this time. Selenium for preventing cancer. Click here to see the list of foods high in Selenium (Se).

Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched   Tag: Cancer
12 May 2011

Coffee may prevent breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Your cup of coffee may do more than get you going in the morning. Previous research suggests that if you drink enough of it, coffee fends off type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma, gallstones, Parkinson’s disease and liver cancer. According to a new report, the daily brew may protect some women from breast cancer. Coffee consumption modifies risk of estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer.

Coffee, instant, with sugar, french-flavor, powder   Tag: Breast, Cancer
11 May 2011

Study Shows Canola Oil Protects Against Colon Cancer. A first-of-its-kind study of canola oil finds that it reduces the size and incidence of colon tumors in laboratory animals, a South Dakota State University scientist says. The research suggests using canola oil in household cooking may protect against colon cancer development. Chemopreventive effects of dietary canola oil on colon cancer development.

Oil, canola   Tag: Cancer, Colon
13 Apr 2011

Daily Strawberries Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer. So-called “strawberry therapy” has the potential to slow cancer of the esophagus, new research reveals. Eating freeze-dried strawberries every day for six months was linked to fewer precancerous lesions, according to the work, with no side effects. Visit Esophageal Cancer Clinical Trials Map to see images of Esophageal Cancer from the leading medical journals. See also: The Effect of Berries on Lung Cancer Tumors.

Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened   Tag: Cancer, Esophagus
06 Apr 2011

Good News for Meat Lovers: Most Ready-to-Eat Meat Products Contain Very Few Cancerous Compounds. If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog. That's because hot dogs, as well as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds, according to Kansas State University research. But it's a not-so-happy ending for bacon and rotisserie chicken -- especially chicken skin -- because both have higher levels of cancerous material. Heterocyclic amine content in commercial ready to eat meat products.

OSCAR MAYER, Wieners (pork, turkey)   Tag: Cancer
23 Mar 2011

Heavy Drinking Associated With Increased Risk Of Death From Pancreatic Cancer. Heavy alcohol consumption, specifically three or more glasses of liquor a day, is associated with an increased risk of death from pancreatic cancer. Association of Alcohol Intake With Pancreatic Cancer Mortality in Never Smokers.

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, all (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey) 100 proof   Tag: Cancer, Pancreas
15 Mar 2011

How broccoli fights cancer. Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer. They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a defective gene associated with cancer. Selective Depletion of Mutant p53 by Cancer Chemopreventive Isothiocyanates and Their Structure-Activity Relationships.

Broccoli, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt   Tag: Cancer
12 Mar 2011

Fighting Cancer at Your Local Indian Restaurant. Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries — and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Chemopreventive effects of Coltect, a novel dietary supplement, alone and in combination with 5-aminosalicylic acid in 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon cancer in rats.

Spices, turmeric, ground   Tag: Colon, Cancer
04 Mar 2011

Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may be able to avoid the accompanying muscle loss and malnutrition by taking fish oil supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids, new research suggests. Supplementation with fish oil increases first-line chemotherapy efficacy in patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer.

Fish oil, menhaden   Tag: Cancer, Muscle
28 Feb 2011

Apples keep away colorectal cancer. The apple has long been considered a super fruit for its health benefits. Recent research claims that eating an apple daily may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Case-control study on beneficial effect of regular consumption of apples on colorectal cancer risk in a population with relatively low intake of fruits and vegetables.

Apples, raw, with skin   Tag: Cancer, Colorectal
25 Nov 2010

Garlic Health Benefit, Research Studies and Side Effects. Garlic has been used medicinally since antiquity due of its antimicrobial, anticancer, antioxidant activities, its ability to reduce cardiovascular diseases, improve immune function, reduce blood sugar and also in improving immune function. Garlic is a member of the same group of plants as the onion. The bulb is the part used for consuming or as medicine. Epidemiological as well as laboratory studies have shown that garlic and onion consumption reduces certain cancer incidences in the stomach, colon, mammary, cervical, and other sites. See also: Garlic [Herbs at a Glance] .

Garlic, raw   Tag: Heart, Cardiovascular, Cancer
15 Nov 2010

Red Meat Linked to Esophageal, Stomach Cancer Risks, National Cancer Institute Study. Red-meat lovers may have a greater likelihood of developing certain cancers of the throat and stomach than people who limit their intake of steaks and hamburgers, a new study suggests. Meat Consumption and Risk of Esophageal and Gastric Cancer in a Large Prospective Study.

Beef, grass-fed, strip steaks, lean only, raw   Tag: Stomach, Cancer
08 Nov 2010

Diet, Exercise May Cut Lung Cancer Risk. Eating dairy products, vegetables, apples, drinking milk or wine, and exercise were found to be protective against lung cancer among women smokers, a study shows. Importance of Smoking, Diet, and Physical Exercise for the Risk of Lung Cancer in Women.

Milk, filled, fluid, with blend of hydrogenated vegetable oils   Tag: Lung, Cancer
03 Nov 2010

Research rejects green tea for breast cancer prevention. Green tea does not protect against breast cancer. A study of data from approximately 54,000 women, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research, found no association between drinking green tea and breast cancer risk. Green tea drinking and subsequent risk of breast cancer in a population-based cohort of Japanese women.

Tea, herb, other than chamomile, brewed   Tag: Breast, Cancer
27 Oct 2010

Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk? Researchers have discovered that coffee and tea might do more than boost your energy levels: Regular consumption of the world's two most popular beverages may also shield you against a form of brain cancer. Coffee and tea intake and risk of brain tumors in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort study.

Coffee, instant, with sugar, french-flavor, powder   Tag: Brain, Cancer
22 Oct 2010

Soy and Cancer: Wish You Were Young. This lecture will provide fundamental insights into the role of soy in modifying multiple processes associated with cancer risk and tumor behavior. There is also this review by Dr. Stephen Barnes: The biochemistry, chemistry and physiology of the isoflavones in soybeans and their food products.

Soybeans, mature seeds, dry roasted   Tag: Cancer
07 Oct 2010

Vegetables, fruits lower lung cancer risk. A diverse diet of vegetables may decrease a person’s chances of getting lung cancer, and a variety of fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of squamous cell lung cancer, especially among smokers. Variety in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and the Risk of Lung Cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.

Vegetable and fruit juice drink, reduced calorie, with low-calorie sweetener, added vitamin C   Tag: Lung, Cancer
05 Oct 2010

Chemicals in meat may be linked to bladder cancer. The same chemicals that paint your hot dogs pink and keep botulism out of your bologna could also raise your risk of bladder cancer, suggests a new study. Based on findings from more than 300,000 people, the researchers point a tentative finger at nitrites and nitrates, compounds added to meat for preservation, color and flavor. But they note that more research is needed to confirm the blame. Meat and components of meat and the risk of bladder cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

OSCAR MAYER, Wieners (light pork, turkey, beef)   Tag: Cancer
03 Aug 2010

Study Finds Fructose Fuel for Pancreatic Cancer Growth. A study has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that drives cell division, helping the cancer to grow more quickly. Although it's widely known that cancers use glucose, a simple sugar, to fuel their growth, this is the first time a link has been shown between fructose and cancer proliferation, said Dr. Anthony Heaney, senior author of the study. Fructose induces transketolase flux to promote pancreatic cancer growth.

Sugar, turbinado   Tag: Cancer
03 Aug 2010

Anti-Cancer Effects of Broccoli Ingredient Explained. Light has been cast on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Cancer have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. The dietary isothiocyanate sulforaphane modulates gene expression and alternative gene splicing in a PTEN null preclinical murine model of prostate cancer.

Broccoli, raw   Tag: Cancer
26 Jul 2010

Fish Oil Linked to Increased Risk of Colon Cancer in Mice. Fish oil - long encouraged by doctors as a supplement to support heart and joint health, among other benefits - induced severe colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) and colon cancer in mice in research led by Michigan State University. Dietary fish oil alters T lymphocyte cell populations and exacerbates disease in a mouse model of inflammatory colitis.

Fish oil, herring   Tag: Colon, Cancer
09 Jul 2010

Olive Oil Can Prevent Breast Cancer and Stop Tumor Growth. For those predisposed to developing breast cancer, olive oil could do the trick in helping to protect against the disease and/or slow down the progress of tumor growth. Olive oil has been found in studies to put up a great fight against breast cancer. Olive oil is an antioxidant, monounsaturated fat that actually attack tumors, stops their growth and can protect DNA against harmful cancerous cells. Dietary olive oil and corn oil differentially affect experimental breast cancer through distinct modulation of the p21Ras signaling and the proliferation-apoptosis balance.

Oil, olive, salad or cooking   Tag: Cancer
08 Jul 2010

Coffee Might Guard Against Head, Neck Cancers. Coffee may help protect against head and neck cancers, a new review finds. They found that regular coffee drinkers (four or more cups a day) were 39 percent less likely to develop oral and pharynx cancers than people who didn't drink coffee. Coffee and Tea Intake and Risk of Head and Neck Cancer: Pooled Analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium.

Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water   Tag: Cancer
23 Jun 2010

Polyphenols in Red Wine and Green Tea Halt Prostate Cancer Growth. In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer, scientists now know exactly why polyphenols in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. This new discovery, published online in The FASEB Journal, explains how antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a combined effect to disrupt an important cell signaling pathway necessary for prostate cancer growth. This finding is important because it may lead to the development of drugs that could stop or slow cancer progression, or improve current treatments. The sphingosine kinase-1 survival pathway is a molecular target for the tumor-suppressive tea and wine polyphenols in prostate cancer.

Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Zinfandel   Tag: Cancer
11 Jun 2010

Health Benefits of Green Tea.  More than a decade's worth of research about green tea's health benefits -- particularly its potential to fight cancer and heart disease -- has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea's role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia. See also: Review: green tea polyphenols in chemoprevention of prostate cancer: preclinical and clinical studies.

Tea, instant, unsweetened, powder   Tag: Cancer
27 May 2010

Excessive Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Increased Cancer Risk. Excessive use of alcohol has been linked to oxidative stress and inflammation, two mechanisms that accelerate telomere shortening. Since telomere shortening is thought to increase cancer risk, the researchers speculated that those with shorter telomeres due to heavy alcohol consumption would have an increased risk of cancer. Shortened telomeres in subjects with heavy alcohol consumption.

Alcoholic beverage, distilled, gin, 90 proof   Tag: Cancer
26 Apr 2010

Fruits And Vegetables Have Little Impact On Cancer. An analysis of dietary data from more than 400,000 men and women found only a weak association between high fruit and vegetable intake and reduced overall cancer risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition.

Broccoli, raw   Tag: Cancer
07 Apr 2010

Claim Statement for Tomatoes and/or Tomato Sauce and Prostate Cancer. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that eating one-half to one cup of tomatoes and/or tomato sauce a week may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim. Read more...

Tomatoes, crushed, canned   Tag: Prostate, Cancer
28 Mar 2010

 


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