Category: Cancer

Maintaining a Healthy Weight is Important to Cancer Survivors

According to the American Cancer Society, staying slim and fit will help to prevent a recurrence of cancer. This according to a report published in the society journal, “CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.” Obesity is a risk factor for many cancers, including colon and breast cancer. Obesity also increases the risk for recurrence of Read More …

Healthy maternal diet may help protect against leukemia

According to a new study by researchers at the University of California,Berkeley, women who eat more fruits, vegetables and protein before pregnancy may lower the risk of their children developing leukemia. Researchers had 276 mothers from Northern California answer a questionnaire about their diets in the year prior to their pregnancies. Half of those filling Read More …

Grape Extract Protects from Colon Cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine report that a beverage made with grape powder may offer some protection against colon cancer. The study follows an epidemiological study of 499 colon cancer patients and their consumption of wine. Red wine contains an antioxidant called resveratrol, which has had a positive effect in some animal studies. Read More …

Folic acid and cancer prevention

The use of folic acid goes beyond preventing macrocytic anemia and birth defects. It has value for preventing cardiovascular disease and birth (neural tube) defects. Folic acid has a role in the production of DNA, may therefore have a role in cancer prevention. Two recently published large preliminary studies (Nutr Rev. 1999 Oct;57(10):314-321) show that Read More …

Folic Acid and Cancer

Research in the June 12, 2006 online edition of the journal Cancer showed that folic acid supplementation may be beneficial against leukoplakia found on the larynx. Leukoplakia are pre-cancerous lesions. Folic acid is found in fresh produce; it is named from the same root as the word “foliage”. The Italian researchers found that when subjects Read More …

Folic Acid and Breast Cancer

A review of studies involving intake and cancer was published in Current Opinions in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004; 16(1):19-25). The authors note that recent studies indicate that folate plays an important role in the prevention of breast cancer. Folic acid, or folate is a nutrient that is found in fresh produce (folate and foliage have Read More …

Fish oil may protect against colon cancer

Scientists at TexasA&MUniversityhave gained new insight into how diet affects colon cancer. They have discovered that eating mostly corn oil or fish oil can affect the fatty acid composition of cell membranes, which in turn can affect whether a cell will become cancerous. The researchers, led by Joanne R. Lupton, a professor who holds appointments Read More …

Fatty Acids and Cancer Prevention

Research appearing in the journal Cancer Detection and Prevention (2003; 27(1):55-66) suggests that the type of fat eaten in the diet can either increase or decrease the chances for developing colon cancer. The article reviewed research involving dietary fat and colon cancer. Consumption of medium chain fatty acids and arachadonic acid (a fatty acid found Read More …

Exercise and Breast Cancer Survival

Women who regularly exercised in the year before being diagnosed with breast cancer have into a higher survival rate compared to sedentary women, according to the journal Cancer (October 15, 2006). The study looked at data from women aged 20 to 54 who were diagnosed with breast cancer. The women were asked about how often Read More …

Diet Can Play a Major Role in Cancer Prevention

If you look at lifestyle practices that include nutrition, exercise, and alcohol and tobacco use in various countries, you can see a connection to the cancer rate. About half of cancer incidence and a little more than a third of cancer mortality in the U.S.are associated with our dietary habits in this country.  These cancers Read More …