Posts Tagged ‘ cancer ’

Soy Fights Lung Cancer in Women

February 20, 2014
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An interesting study that included information on over 70,000 women found a correlation between the amount of soy foods eaten by women and their likelihood of experiencing lung cancer. Researchers concluded “that soy food consumption may reduce lung cancer risk in nonsmoking women, particularly for aggressive tumors…” Read the Abstract
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More Carbs Increase Colon Cancer Risk

December 19, 2013
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Eating a diet high in carbohydrates has been shown to increase the risk of various forms of cancer. A recent study noted that this is specifically true for colon cancer. Researchers noted that “increasing total carbohydrate intake was similarly associated with inferior (colon cancer) disease-free, recurrence-free, and overall survival.” One of the effects that...
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Night Shifts Cause Cancer?

December 3, 2013
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An interesting study examined the incidence of cancer in men who worked at night vs. those who did not. For men who did work nights, the six-year study period found: 74% increase in risk of bladder cancer; 76% increase in risk of lung cancer; 103% increase in risk of colon cancer; 109% increase in...
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Tobacco + Alcohol = Pancreatic Cancer?

November 12, 2013
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Pancreatic cancer is one of the more serious cancers in that it is often inoperable and the life expectancy (5 years at best, more likely 2) is rather short. This is clearly something to avoid. A new study found that “Alcohol and tobacco use are associated with a dose-related increased risk for earlier age...
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Curcumin for Cancer and Anti-Inflammation

September 5, 2013
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There are a significant number of research studies on the value of curcumin in reducing the risk of cancer and for other chronic diseases. Curcumin is an extract from the spice turmeric that is found in the diets of people in India and Southeast Asia. While the studies are very scientific (and hard to...
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Smoking Increases Skin Cancer Risk

June 27, 2013
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An increased risk of skin cancer has been added to the already long list of reasons not to smoke. The existing reasons include depression, dementia, Alzheimer disease, cognitive decline (in men), bladder control (in women), Lou Gehrig’s disease, erectile dysfunction, other cancers, many pediatric second-hand smoke ailments and death. A new study found that...
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NSAID Use Increases Kidney Cancer Risk

May 30, 2013
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Renal cell cancer (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer. It is also one of the more lethal. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are commonly used over-the-counter drugs which include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil, Nuprin, etc.) naproxen, COX-2 inhibitors and many others. But NSAIDs are not without side effects. Research has...
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CT Scans Increase Leukemia Risk in Children

May 28, 2013
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CT scans (computed tomography) are a type of x-ray that provides multiple images or “slices” of specific areas of the body. The computerized process exposes the recipient to significantly more radiation than the radiation involved in a normal x-ray. A typical x-ray exposes the subject to 0.01 – 0.15 mGy. A typical CT exposes...
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Calcium = Lower Prostate Cancer

March 14, 2013
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While much has been published about how proper nutrition can reduce female specific cancers, male oriented cancers lack the same amount of data. A recent study found that men who consume larger amounts of calcium in their diet can reduce their risk of prostate cancer. Researchers noted that “calcium from food is associated with...
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Tanning Beds Increase Skin Cancer?

February 21, 2013
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A recent study found that the use of tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer. The study found that “evidence for a dose-response relationship between tanning bed use and the risk of skin cancers, especially BCC (basal cell carcinoma), and the association is stronger for patients with a younger age at exposure.”...
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