Fruit and veg may cut risk of pancreatic cancer
People who eat lots of fruit and vegetables may significantly
reduce their risk of pancreatic cancer, shows a Canadian study.
Iron overloads may be linked to cancer risk
Some people that eat a lot of iron-rich foods may be at increased
risk of cancer, suggests new US research, which raises questions
about fortifying foods with the mineral.
Flavonoids work together to inhibit cancer cells
Components in grapes, including some newly identified ones, work
together to dramatically inhibit an enzyme crucial to the
proliferation of cancer cells, a US research team reports.
Antioxidant levels key to prostate cancer risk in some men
Greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato carotenoid
lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in one out of
every four Caucasian males, or those who inherit a specific genetic
variation that is particularly sensitive...
Lycopene intake linked to lower pancreatic cancer risk
A diet rich in tomatoes and products with high lycopene content may
help reduce pancreatic cancer risk, conclude the Canadian authors
of a new study.
Two vitamin E forms appear to reduce prostate cancer risk
High blood levels of either alpha-tocopherol or gamma-tocopherol,
both forms of vitamin E, appeared to halve the risk of prostate
cancer in a new analysis of the ATBC trial, which supports earlier
results showing that the vitamin...
Strawberries show promise in disease prevention, say researchers
Studies investigating strawberries' potential to help prevent
cardiovascular disease (CVD), certain types of cancer and
age-related decline in cognitive function have delivered promising
preliminary data, according to the California...
Liquorice compound may stop cancer from herpes
A compound in liquorice, already taken in supplements, may help to
stop people with a herpes virus from developing cancer, say
Apple compounds could reduce breast cancer risk
An apple a day may help stave off breast cancer, shows an animal
study, thought to be the first to look at the effects of apples on
cancer prevention in animals, reports Dominique Patton.
Carotenoid consumption linked to lower prostate cancer risk
Lycopene is not the only carotenoid in the diet that appears to
protect against prostate cancer, suggests a new study.
Magnesium may protect against colorectal cancer
High levels of dietary magnesium may help protect women from
developing colorectal cancer, shows a Swedish study.
Vitamin D may protect against prostate cancer
Men with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were almost half
as likely to develop aggressive forms of prostate cancer as those
with lower amounts, reported researchers last week.
Cancer burden needs to be tackled, warn researchers
Europe needs to make a major assault on the four biggest cancers if
it is to make significant progress against the burden of the
disease, say researchers today.
New insight into green tea's action on bladder cancer
Green tea extract is able to target cancer cells while leaving
healthy cells alone, researchers have found for the first time,
adding further support to its potential as a cancer prevention
Dietary supplement reduces prostate cancer marker
A daily supplement containing plant oestrogens and antioxidants
like selenium and carotenoids may slow the rise in PSA levels, a
marker for prostate cancer progression in some men, report Dutch
FDA delays again on lycopene/cancer decision
The FDA has requested a second extension on giving a decision on
American Longevity's health claim petition on the link between
lycopene and a reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer,
until 12 April.
Carrot compound fights cancer in animal tests
A compound found in carrots that acts as a natural pesticide
reduced the risk of cancer in rats by a third, report UK and Danish
Thai curry spice attacks cancer cells, shows lab study
The Asian plant galangal, often used to flavour Thai curries,
appears to both kill cancer cells and boost the cancer-fighting
capacity of healthy cells, say researchers in the UK.
Bigger babies have higher risk of certain cancers in adulthood
Babies who weighed more at birth had higher rates of digestive and
lymphatic cancers in adulthood, finds a new study that underscores
the importance of prenatal nutrition.
Obesity raises prostate cancer risk
Obesity not only raises the risk of heart disease, diabetes and
blood pressure, but also makes the likelihood of developing
prostate cancer more likely, say Portuguese researchers.
Vitamin D under spotlight in new cancer research
Vitamin D's role in the development of cancer should get further
attention following the unexpected findings that sunlight may
benefit certain types of cancer.
Kelp can reduce level of hormone related to breast cancer risk
Kelp seaweed, the brown plant often found washed ashore on beaches,
could help to fight hormone-related cancers, suggests new animal
Compound from rare plant shows promise against breast cancer
A compound derived from a rare South American plant stops the
growth of human breast cancer cells in laboratory cultures, report
US scientists in a journal this month.
Few British know of dietary role in cancer risk
There is an alarming ignorance about cancer and how to reduce the
risk of the disease that is Britain's biggest killer, according to
a survey by a leading cancer charity Cancer Research UK.
Calcium may protect women from colorectal cancer
Women consuming more than 800 milligrams of calcium each day
reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 46 per cent,
according a large study carried out in the US.
Salad fans may have lower risk of kidney cancer
Women keen on bananas, salads and root vegetables may be less
likely to develop kidney cancer, suggests a new Swedish study.
Beer compounds, not alcohol, may fight cancer
Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory
research on mice.
Oleic acid findings will boost knowledge on olive oil
Laboratory results showing that oleic acid dramatically cuts the
expression of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer
have been acclaimed as a major breakthrough in understanding the
benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Fruit, veg found to have no impact on breast cancer risk
Consuming fruit and vegetables has no effect on reducing breast
cancer risk, according to a large study that looks set to override
previous evidence showing potential protective effects.
Oleic acid kills breast cancer cells in lab study
Oleic acid, the chief fatty acid in olive oil, has been shown to
dramatically cut the levels of a gene involved in the development
of breast cancer.
New findings on vitamin A's role in cancer prevention
Problems with the way the body processes vitamin A may contribute
to the development of breast cancer, show preliminary findings on
the vitamin pathway.
Zinc treatment cuts mouth cancer risk in rats
The mineral zinc may help prevent oesophageal and oral cancers in
people at high risk, suggests research on rats.
FDA delays decision on another health claim
The FDA has said it will not issue its decision on the pending
lycopene/cancer health claim until next year, according to
petitioner American Longevity.
Gamma-tocopherol halts cancer cells in lab study
Gamma-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E found in many plant seeds but
not widely available in nutritional supplements, might halt the
growth of prostate and lung cancer cells, say US researchers.
Folic acid supplements linked to breast cancer risk in prelim data
Pregnant women who take folic acid supplements to protect their
babies from birth defects may also increase their long-term risk of
breast cancer, according to preliminary data published in
Honey, royal jelly fight tumour growth
Natural honey-bee products such as propolis, royal jelly, caffeic
acid, honey and venom could one day be used to help prevent cancer,
say Croatian researchers.
Citrus compounds fight child cancer cells
Compounds found only in citrus fruits not only fight colon cancer
cells but also halt the spread of the childhood cancer
neuroblastoma, according to research in laboratory animals.
Soy bread cuts prostate cancer marker
A bread rich in soy reduced levels of the prostate cancer marker
PSA in a group of cancer patients, according to a recent study.
Health benefits of red tea boosts sales
While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea
has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales
are said to be soaring on the back of its purported health
Study backs lycopene's protection against prostate cancer
Research by DSM Nutritional Products provides further evidence of
the mechanism behind lycopene's protective role against prostate
cancer, giving extra support for its use in functional foods and
FDA needs more time to investigate soy health claim
The Solae Company announced yesterday that the FDA has requested an
extension in reviewing a potential health claim for soy-protein
based foods and cancer.
Can cabbage compounds help prevent cervical cancer?
UK researchers are investigating whether a food supplement derived
from substances found in cabbage could reduce the incidence of
Fruit's anti-cancer effect 'overstated'
Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a
decreased risk of cardiovascular disease but not cancer, according
to a new study that suggests the cancer-protective effect may have
Red wine substances may protect against lung cancer
Red wine may protect against the development of lung cancer in men,
suggests new research, with each daily glass conferring additional
Strong flavoured onions fight growth of liver cancer cells
Stronger flavoured onions could be better cancer-fighting foods
than their mild-flavoured cousins, find researchers in the US that
analysed an array of common varieties.