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Let’s Eat Better! Foods That Fight Cancer

Cancer is responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths in the U.S.A. In 1880, when record-keeping began, 1 in 35 people developed cancer in their lifetime. That figure has grown to 1 in every 2 men and 1 in every 3 women. Since the occurrence of cancer increases as we age, most cases affect adults middle-aged or older. One of the best cancer-prevention tools for health is eating the right foods, but finding the motivation to eat right sometimes alludes us until we, or someone we love, is faced with a deadly disease. When this happened to someone dear […]

High Fiber Diet Associated With Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

An article published online on February 19, 2014 in the Journal of Nutrition reveals the finding of French researchers of a reduction in the risk of prostate cancer

Can a Mushroom Extract Prevent Cervical Cancer?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is present in most sexually active women. Their lifetime risk of acquiring genital HPV is 80%. For the most part, HPV infections do not cause any health problems and are cleared by the human body. Certain strains, however, are more virulent and may cause cervical cancer. HPV can be detected up to 99% of cervical cancer biopsies worldwide. Currently, there are no medications that treat the virus. The only option for prevention (though controversial) is the HPV vaccine, which can be administered to people under the age of 26. Fortunately, new hope may be found in AHCC (active hexose […]

Your Diet Can Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Many doctors, like myself, take a more holistic approach and are far more aware of the link between their patient’s diets and the type of diseases they are at risk for. As I tell my patients, a healthy diet can greatly reduce their risk for the 3 biggest health concerns that face Americans today, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. With that in mind, I’d like to share with you some specific diet information that I give my patients to reduce their risk for cancer. Change Your Plate, Boost Your Health First, you need to re-think the distribution of the amount […]

Top Ten Foods to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Top Ten Foods to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Green Tea Could Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A new study explains how green tea changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells, opening a new area in cancer-fighting research. Green tea and its extracts have been widely touted as potential treatments for cancer, as well as several other diseases. But scientists have struggled to explain how the green tea and its extracts may work to reduce the risk of cancer or to slow the growth of cancer cells. A study recently published online by the journal, Metabolomics, offers an explanation that researchers say could open a new area of cancer-fighting research. The study reports that EGCG, the active […]

Can Curcumin Treat Pancreatic Cancer?

Within the last couple of decades, significant strides have not been made in the field of pancreatic cancer. To date, the best treatment option (if diagnosed early) is a surgery called the Whipple Procedure which was developed in the 1930s. With few treatments on the horizon, it makes sense to seek alternatives. One nutrient which seems promising is curcumin. In an animal study, it significantly decreased the size of pancreatic tumors. Curcumin Reduced the Size of Tumors by 42% Curcumin is extracted from an Indian spice called turmeric. It is one of the most important anti-cancer nutrients studied today. Over 2,000 published studies show […]

Increased Soy Intake Equals Lower Lung Cancer Risk

The results of a meta-analysis published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition add evidence to preliminary findings concerning a protective effect for soy against the development of lung cancer.* Yong-Bing Xiang of Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine and colleagues selected eight case-control and three prospective cohort studies for their review, which included 8,436 cases of lung cancer. The analysis uncovered a 23% reduction in lung cancer risk in association with high versus low soy consumption. When the analysis was limited to five studies of high quality, a 30% reduction was revealed. In analyses of specific groups, […]

Higher Vitamin D Levels Increase Cancer Survival

The 2015 American Society of Cancer Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium held in San Francisco was the site of a presentation on January 12, 2015 concerning the finding of longer average survival among colorectal cancer patients with higher vitamin D levels in comparison with those whose levels were low. Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute analyzed data from 1,043 patients with colorectal cancer enrolled in a clinical trial that evaluted the effects chemotherapy plus the biologic therapies bevacizumab and/or cetuximab. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were measured at the beginning of the study and dietary questionnaire responses were analyzed for vitamin D intake from […]

Men Who Eat Soy May Have Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Men who do not smoke and eat a lot of soy may have a lower risk of lung cancer, according to a new study. Soy contains is flavones, which act similarly to the hormone estrogens, and may have anticancer qualities in hormonerelated cancers of the breast and prostate, BBC health reported. Cells in the lung have properties that suggest they may also respond to is flavones. Researchers studied more than 36,000 men and more than 40,000 women, 45 to 74 years old and free of cancer at the start of the study. The researchers followed the women for about 11 years, after […]