Citrus compounds may reduce cancer risk: Study
Daily consumption of citrus may reduce the risk of a range of cancers, especially pancreatic and prostate cancer, suggests a new study from Japan.
Multivitamins have no effect on colon cancer: Study
Colon cancer patients do not gain any benefits from using multivitamins, according to a new study.
Selenium shows protective effect for bladder cancer
High selenium intake could have a beneficial effect on bladder cancer risk, according new research.
Study supports prostate cancer benefits of tocotrienols
The link between Vitamin E and cancer benefits has received extra backing from a new study, which found that a mix of different forms of the vitamin helped prevent prostate tumor growth in mice.
Researchers: Resveratrol a ‘double-edged sword’ for prostate cancer
The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is highlighting research that indicates resveratrol can both inhibit and promote the growth of prostate cancer cells – depending on the length of time cells are exposed to the compounds.
Fish oil may cut breast cancer risk
Postmenopausal women who take fish oil supplements for at least 10 years may be at less risk of developing breast cancer, according to the results of a recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association...
No lung cancer benefits for selenium: Study
Daily supplements of selenium may not reduce the risk of lung cancer, say results from a major trial that adds more questions to the cancer-fighting ability of the mineral.
Fruit and veg advice gets nutrigenomic boost
Increased intakes of fruit and vegetables may decrease markers of inflammation linked to a range of chronic diseases, says a new study from Spain.
Lignans breast health benefits backed by meta-analysis
Increased intake of lignans may reduce a postmenopausal woman’s risk of breast cancer by about 15 per cent, says a new meta-analysis of the available data.
Study finds broccoli extract could inhibit breast cancer cells
Sulforaphane, a compound derived from broccoli and broccoli sprouts, could help prevent or treat breast cancer by inhibiting cancer stem cells (CSCs), found a new US study.
Review backs flaxseed lignans' cancer fighting potential
Flaxseed lignans might offer protection against breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancers while the soluble fibre they contain could help maintain steady blood sugar levels, found a review of research into the seed.
Vitamin K may cut lymph cancer risk: US study
Increased intakes of vitamin K from dietary and supplementary sources may reduce the risk of cancer of the lymphatic system, according to new findings from the Mayo Clinic.
Broccoli-extract may protect skin from harmful UV
Extracts from broccoli sprouts may protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation and reduce the risk of skin cancer, suggest new findings from a study with mice.
EPIC study finds ‘weak’ link for fruit and veg against cancer
The potential of fruit and vegetables to reduce the risk of cancer is only “very weak”, say the results of a study with half a million Europeans.
Magnesium may decrease colon cancer risk: Study
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce a man’s risk of colon cancer by over 50 per cent, says a new observational study from Japan.
High calcium intakes may improve male survival: Study
Intakes of calcium above the recommended daily levels may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer by 25 per cent, says a new study from Sweden.
Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve outcomes for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, says a new study from France.
Carotenoids may reduce breast cancer risk in women: Study
Increased dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of breast cancer among female smokers, suggests a new study from Sweden.
Green tea may slash lung cancer risk
Smokers who did not drink green tea at all may have a 13-fold increased risk of lung cancer, compared with those who drank at least one cup per day, suggests a new study from Taiwan.
Multivitamins may cut lung cancer risk in smokers
Multivitamins, folate, and green leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in current and former smokers, says a new study from the US.
Pomegranate extract may lower breast cancer risk
Compounds from pomegranate may reduce the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, says a new study from California.
Selenium-based antioxidant supplements may prevent the development of new colon polyps in people with a history of polyp formation, says a new study.
Spices may boost breast health: Study
Compounds found in spices may reduce the risk of breast cancer formation by stopping the growth of the stem cells that spawn the tumours, says a new study.
Calcium and vit D show promise for colorectal health
Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may promote the health of the cells in the colon and rectum, offering potential protection from tumour development, says a new study.
Soy compounds may offer colon cancer protection
Natural lipid compounds found in soy may prevent the development of colon cancer, the third most deadly form of cancer, says a new study.
Folic acid supplements lift cancer risk: Study
UK and Australian food safety officials should pay particular attention to a new study linking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements with higher risks of cancer, according to the lead scientist who conducted the research at Haukeland University Hospital,...
Pomegranate’s prostate protection potential grows
The anti-prostate cancer effects of pomegranate and its extracts may be related to stopping an enzyme in the liver which processes environmental carcinogens, says a new study.
Antioxidants may protect pilots from DNA damage
Increased intakes of vitamins C and E and other antioxidants from the diet may protect against DNA damage in people exposed to ionizing radiation such as pilots, says a new study.
Increased intakes of the compound quercetin, found in onions and apples, may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon by 50 per cent, says a new study.
Prebiotics may stop early stage colon cancer: Study
The products of prebiotic fermentation in the gut may prevent the growth, and promote the death of cancer cells in the colon, says a new study from Germany.
Supplement users may have better cancer survival: Study
Lung cancer patients who were regular dietary supplement users prior to diagnosis may have better survival chances than non-users, says a new study from Norway.
Vegetarians less likely to develop cancer, say researchers
Vegetarians will develop less blood, bladder and stomach cancer than meat eaters, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer recurrence: Study
Men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer could benefit from drinking pomegranate juice, according to findings of a new study from the US.
An extract from the Middle Eastern herb Nigella sativa may not only stop the growth of pancreatic cancer, but inhibit the development of the tumours, suggest new results from the US.
Natural chemical in liquorice hints at new cancer prevention strategy
Opportunities could potentially dovetail for liquorice in the nutraceutical domain with new research from the US suggesting a natural chemical component in this sweet ingredient could offer a new approach to preventing bowel cancer.
Tocotrienol build-up in tumours ‘critical’ for anti-cancer benefits: Study
Tocotrienols, members of the vitamin E family, may exert their anti-cancer benefits by accumulating in cancer cells and delaying tumour growth, says a new study from Japan.
UK start-up Evgen Limited has joined with a noted Danish vegetable researcher to bring broccoli extracts to market that have demonstrated anti-cancer potential.
Vitamin E, selenium may alter genes in prostate cancer: Study
Selenium and vitamin E may offer protection against prostate cancer by changing the expression of certain genes in prostates linked to tumours, says a new study from Texas.
Multivitamin supplements have “little or no influence” on a woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to results of the Women’s Health Initiative.
Broccoli and cabbage’s anticancer benefits probed
Texan researchers have identified a pathway to explain how a compound in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli may protect against pancreatic cancer.
Garlic science lacking for cancer health claims: Researchers
No “credible evidence” exists in the literature to support the potential of garlic to reduce the risk of cancer, according to a new review from Korea.
Study supports pomegranate’s anti-prostate cancer potential
The potential of pomegranate extracts and juices to protect against prostate cancer may be due to direct interaction with genes, according to a new study.
Broccoli compound may inhibit lung cancer from tobacco smoke: Study
A compound found in broccoli may help protect against lung cancer in smokers, according to results of a study with mice.
Selenium may prevent female bladder cancer: Study
Increased levels of selenium may reduce a woman’s risk of bladder cancer by 34 per cent, according to a new study from the US.
Magnesium may be key to calcium’s cancer benefits: study
The anti-colon cancer effects of calcium may be linked to magnesium levels, suggesting a need for both minerals in reducing the risk of the disease, says a new study.
Lutein and zeaxanthin can benefit colon cancer, say researchers
Korean researchers have found alga-extracted carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce colon cancer growths.
Pectin may protect against cancer: Study
A fragment released from pectin may protect against cancer by binding to a protein that plays a role in all stages of cancer progression, suggests new research from the UK.
Unpopular veggies vital for cancer protection: Study
Vegetables with the highest anti-cancer potential make up only a “miniscule” part of the diet, and measures should be taken to boost consumption, says a new study.
Vitamin C may inhibit cancer fighting drugs: study
Vitamin C may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy by protecting the cancer cells, suggests new research that adds to the ongoing debate on the use of supplements by cancer patients.
Anthocyanins and colon cancer: Structure is key, says study
The structure of anthocyanins, the antioxidant pigments from a range of fruit and vegetables, is key to the cancer fighting abilities, reports a new study from the US.