Category Archives: Cancer

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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Alcohol and Skin Cancer Risk

Moderate intakes of alcohol are associated with protection from cardiovascular disease. The exact amount of alcohol that is protective is not known, but evidence suggests that a single drink may reduce the risk of myocardial infarction for the subsequent 24 … Continue reading

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The Anticancer Effects of Garlic

A number of vegetables have been shown to affect immunity and detoxification, and these effects may give them particular anticancer effects. The anticancer effects of certain vegetables relates to the phytochemicals contained within the tissues of the plant, many of … Continue reading

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How Does Genistein Prevent Cancer?

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Diet Quality Affects Cancer Risk

There is a large body of evidence that high quality diets protect from disease. Put another way, there is a substantial body of evidence that low quality diets are a causative factor in disease. In particular, low quality Western type … Continue reading

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Calcium and Zinc Associated with Cancer Protection

Dietary minerals are inorganic elements that are required by humans for particular metabolic needs. Many of the functions of minerals in humans are as cofactors to enzymes, although some are required for structural reasons or as electrolytes. Examples of minerals … Continue reading

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