Category Archives: Cancer

Edible Marine Seaweeds: Part 3

Seaweeds contain a number of phytochemicals that may play an important role in protecting from cardiovascular disease. Some of these phytochemicals are peptides that may interfere with the development of cardiovascular disease through reductions in blood pressure. Seaweeds are also … Continue reading

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Carrots, Free Radicals and Cancer

β-carotene is an orange coloured carotenoid found in high concentrations in carrots. Consumption of β-carotene is controversial, because some studies show that it protects from cancer and some show that it might increase cancer rates. This discrepancy may relate to … Continue reading

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Enhancing Immunity with Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, cranberries, grape, kiwi, banana, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumber and watermelons are all berries. This is because they are indehiscent fruit that does not split open to release its seeds when ripe, has a few … Continue reading

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Lycopene for Health

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How To Limit Damage Caused By Processed Meat

Processed meat has been shown to be associated with certain detrimental health outcomes, including an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer. The reason for this is understood to be due to the presence of preservatives in the meat, which can include … Continue reading

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption: More benefits

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2016) investigated the effects of alcohol on the survival of colorectal cancer patients. The results of the study showed that a history of prediagnostic abstinence from drinking, as well … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Immunity and Inflammation Regulator

Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but actually a steroid hormone that regulates gene expression in cells. Vitamin D is associated with protection from a number of diseases including cancer. The ability of vitamin D to confer protection from cancer … Continue reading

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Tomato Sauce: Prostate Cancer Protection

Carotenoids, and their oxidised metabolites xanthophylls, are a heterogenous group of phytonutrients responsible for many of the orange, yellow and red colours found in plants. Examples of carotenoids include β-carotene and α-carotene in carrots and lycopene in tomatoes. Carotenoids are … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Supplements

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Omega 3 Fats and Cancer Risk

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fats defined chemically by their structure. In this regard they have their first double bond 3 carbons from their terminal methyl end. Nutritionally the omega 3 fats are important because the group … Continue reading

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