Vitamin E anti-cancer mechanism mooted by researchers
The supposed anti-cancer effects of vitamin E have been long suggested. Now researchers believe they may have identified a key mechanism behind these properties.
Bitter melon juice may prevent the development of pancreatic cancer by cutting off the fuel supply to cancerous cells, according to new data.
A diet packed with resistant starch may help to prevent both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, say researchers.
Women taking supplements containing isoflavones may have a lower risk of breast cancer, with high content supplements consistently linked with reduced risk, says a new analysis from Canada.
Low serum levels of vitamin D could be predictive of a higher risk for premenopausal breast cancer, according to new research.
The polyphenol compound kaempferol could have a whole host of beneficial health effects, including strong potential in battling cancer, according to new research.
Antioxidant nutritional supplements may actually promote cancer progression in late-stage cancers patients, according to a new research paper published by Nobel laureate James Watson.
The compound believed to one of the ‘active ingredients’ in a high-fibre diet could have clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease, suggest researchers.
Women with higher circulating levels carotenoids are at a significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to new research.
Daily consumption of a relatively low amount of the red wine compound resveratrol could cut the rate of certain cancers by half, according to ‘groundbreaking’ new data.
Working with athletes can provide a way to circumvent some of the challenges of dietary supplement research by offering up a ‘prestressed’ population, experts say.
Vitamin D may slow pre-cancer growths, find researchers
Vitamin D may help to battle cancers by blocking cell growth and slowing the progression of pre-malignant to malignant states, say researchers.
Nisin, a common food preservative, could slow or stop the development of certain types of cancer, according to new research.
Increased intakes of quercetin, a compound found in fruit and vegetables, may change the expression of genetic material in the lung function of smokers and reduce the risk of lung cancer, report researchers from Yale and the National Institute of Health...
Vitamin E may decrease cancer risk in people with genetic disorder
Supplementation with vitamin E could help to prevent cancer in patients with an under-recognized genetic disorder, according to new research.
Consumption of four or more cups of coffee per day may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, suggests new data.
An extract from herbal tea popular in Pakistan may have benefits for people with breast cancer, according to new lab research.
Plant compound shows breast cancer promise: animal data
The natural plant compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) could help in the battle against breast cancer, according to new research in mice.
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new meta-analysis from Imperial College London and Wageningen University.
Dietary vitamin E in the form of gamma- and delta- tocopherol could be beneficial in battling and even reducing the risk of certain cancers, however the alpha- form commonly used in supplements has no such benefits, say researchers.
Consumption of increased amounts of cruciferous vegetables such as turnips and bok choy is associated with improved breast cancer survival rates among Chinese women, say researchers.
Curcumin may slow tumour growth: Study
Intake of curcumin at ‘physiologically attainable’ doses could help to slow the development of prostate cancers by jamming receptors linked to cancer tumour growth, say researchers.
Polyphenol rich extracts from grape seeds could help to fight of cancers of the head and neck whilst leaving healthy cells unharmed, according to the findings of a ‘dramatic’ new animal study.
Increased intakes of fiber may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 60%; with both soluble and insoluble forms offering benefits, suggests a new study from Italy.
Eating cocoa could help to prevent intestinal disease and complaints linked to oxidative stress, including colon cancer caused by chemical substances, suggests new research in rats.
The flavonoid luteolin could inhibit signalling pathways important to the growth of colon cancer cells, according to new research.
Oral supplementation with soy isoflavones could help to make radiation treatment of lung cancer tumours more effective while helping to preserve normal tissue, according to new research.
A low-fat diet supplemented with fish oil pills may slow the growth of prostate cancer cells human prostate cancer tissue compared to a traditional high-fat Western diet, according to new research.
People with very pale skin may require vitamin D supplements because they are unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs while also avoiding sunburn, according to new research.
Extracts from blueberries may slow the growth of breast cancer at a level easily obtained in the human diet, says a new study with mice.
Fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s can inhibit chemotherapy treatments, Dutch researchers have found.
An extract from ginger may slow growth of prostate tumor cells with good tolerability, according to the first study to demonstrate anti-prostate cancer activity of ginger.
Special edition: Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids have a wide range of reported benefits, some of which have more scientific support than others. As part of our special focus on omega-3’s, NutraIngredients takes a look at some of the emerging benefits that are currently less well...
Saffron extract shows anti-cancer potential
Saffron may provide a significant protective effect against liver cancer, according to new research in animal models.
High-dose vitamin D supplementation may relieve muscle and joint pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a new study.
The safety, and cancer-targeting ability of the broccoli extract sulforaphane, has been backed by a new study finding that it can selectively target cancer cells.
Magnesium supplements may ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients
Science in brief
Daily supplements of magnesium may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer, suggest data from a pilot phase II trial from Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Japanese researchers have reported a minimal essential blood level for the B vitamin folate for an apparent benefit for colon health, which may help with intake recommendations.
Increased intakes of folic acid from fortified foods and dietary supplements are not linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, says a new study from the American Cancer Society.
No evidence for multivitamin's disease benefit: Study
There is no evidence to indicate that multivitamin use is associated with risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and overall risk of death, according to new research.
Antioxidants could combat mesothelioma cancer: Study
Antioxidants could prove a powerful new weapon in the fight against the rare form of cancer malignant mesothelioma, according to new research from the Thomas Jefferson Hospital’s Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
School milk consumption could reduce adult colon cancer, study
Consumption of school milk is associated with a reduction in adult colon cancer, according to a new study.
Vitamin D linked to colon cancer protection: Meta-analysis
High blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of observational studies from an international team of researchers.
Copper may be key in anti-cancer mechanism of isoflavone: Study
The soy isoflavone genistein may inhibit the development of human breast cancer cells due to its ability to target copper, according to a new study.
Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) has signed an agreement that will see the European branch of Premium Ingredients International (PII) become the exclusive distributor of BGG’s liquorice extracts.
The science of the ‘next generation’ vitamin E
Special Edition: Tocotrienols
Vitamin E is well known to consumers across the globe, but their tocotrienol-form is not. In the first part on of special series on tocotrienols, NutraIngredients-USA looks at the potential health benefits of nutrients described as “the next generation...
Tea and coffee may reduce brain tumor risk: EPIC Study
Daily intakes of more than 100 ml of tea or coffee may significantly reduce the risk of certain brain tumors, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
B vitamin may protect pilots’ DNA from damage
Increased intakes of niacin (vitamin B3) from the diet may protect against DNA damage in people exposed to ionizing radiation such as pilots, says a new study.
Watercress may ‘turn off’ breast cancer mechanisms
A compound found in watercress may suppress breast cancer development by stopping the function of a protein important in tumor development, according to new research.
Black tea polyphenols may reduce cancer risk
Polyphenol-B from black tea could reduce the risk of cancer by inhibiting several causing mechanisms, according to new research.