Higher Levels Of Vitamin D Correspond To Lower Cancer Risk

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Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D — specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D — are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer. The findings are published in the April 6, online issue of PLOS ONE. “We have quantitated the ability of adequate amounts of vitamin D […]

Coffee Consumption Decreases The Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

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Whether you like your coffee black, decaf, half-caff or even instant, feel free to drink up. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of Keck Medicine of USC have found that coffee consumption decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. The study examined over 5,100 men and women who had been […]

Research Finds Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk In Scottish Terriers

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Exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, a discovery that could lead to new knowledge about human susceptibility to the disease, according to Purdue University scientists. A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the […]

Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis In Mice

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Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in the Journal of Nutritional […]

Neem Tree Extract Shows Promise In Treating Pancreatic Cancer

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A natural extract derived from India’s neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Biomedical scientists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) tested nimbolide, a compound found in neem leaves, against pancreatic cancer in cell lines and […]

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

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Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. Professor Paul Spagnuolo from the University of Waterloo has discovered a lipid in avocados that combats acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by targeting the root of the disease — leukemia stem cells. […]

Cannabidiol (CBD) Offers A Host Of Medicinal Uses

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Cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, offers a host of medicinal uses. There are at least 85 active cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant.  CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects, meaning you won’t get high by ingesting it. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered […]

Researchers develop novel ketone supplements to enhance non-toxic cancer therapy

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A team of researchers has doubled survival time in an aggressive metastatic cancer model using a novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. The study, ‘Non-toxic metabolic management of metastatic cancer in VM mice: novel combination of ketogenic diet, ketone supplementation, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy,’ was published online today in PLOS ONE. Led […]

Sugars In Western Diets Increase Risk For Breast Cancer

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The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an […]

Some Chemicals In E-Cigarette Flavors Linked To Respiratory Disease

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Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75 percent of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers. Two other potentially harmful related compounds were also found in many of the tested flavors, which included varieties with potential appeal to young people such as Cotton […]