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.