Black raspberries show potential against cancer
Concentrated freeze-dried extracts from black raspberries may help prevent certain cancers by acting on multiple gene targets, suggests a new study with rats.
Nanoemulsions show potential for fighting cancer
Nanoemulsions containing bioactive compounds such as curcumin or
antioxidants like lycopene may reduce the growth and spread of
cancer cells by over 70 per cent, according to researchers.
FDA cracks down on fake cancer cures
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned 23 US companies
and two foreign individuals to stop selling products that claim to
Flavonoids linked to lung cancer protection amongst smokers: study
The risk of lung cancer amongst smokers may be decreased by as much
as 50 per cent by an increased intake of certain antioxidant
flavonoids, according to a new study from UCLA.
Lignans' prostate cancer protection gets study boost
The lignan metabolite enterolactone may prevent the spread of
prostate cancer by acting at the genetic level, suggests new
research that deepens our understanding of the topic.
UK supplements maker rapped for misleading adverts
A UK company has been told to remove UK press adverts that implied
it was a medical institution when it is merely a supplements
Green tea extract may stop breast cancer growth - in mice at least
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) from green tea may stop the growth
and spread of breast cancer cells by impacting on the tumour's
blood vessels, results from an animal study suggest.
Apples may help ward off colon cancer
Apple pectin and polyphenol-rich apple juice have an
anticarcinogenic effect on the colon, encouraging the production of
suspected chemopreventative metabolite butyrate, say researchers.
Red wine antioxidant may kill cancer cells
The antioxidant resveratrol, found in grape skins and red wine, can
cripple the function of pancreatic cancer cells while sensitising
them to chemotherapy, says new research.
Study suggests soy stops prostate cancer spread
A new animal study has added to a body of research suggesting that
soy could prove helpful in the fight against prostate cancer
spreading to other parts of the body.
Green leafy vegetables may halve lung cancer risk
An increased intake of green leafy vegetables, but not fruit, may
reduce the risk of lung cancer by 50 per cent, suggests a new study
Give up multivitamins, Harvard warns
A report has suggested people should stop taking multivitamins
while further work is carried out on folic acid's relationship to
Isoflavones may stop benign breast lumps: study
The potential benefits of soy isoflavones for breast health may
extend beyond malignant tumours, as a new study suggests a lower
incidence of benign breast cysts.
Bisphenol A in infant formula at 'dangerous' levels, says group
Bisphenol A (BPA), known as the 'gender bender' chemical, leaches
into liquid baby formula from the linings of cans at levels
dangerous to infant health, according to new research published
yesterday by a US environmental...
Zinc may boost cancer patients survival
A study has linked zinc supplements to boosting recovery in
patients suffering from head and neck cancers.
Milk thistle compound may protect against liver cancer
A flavanone compound in milk thistle, silibinin, may stop the
growth and spread of liver cancer, suggests a laboratory study from
the University of California, Irvine.
Low dose grape powder linked to colon protection
Low doses of freeze-dried grape powder could inhibit the
development of colorectal cancer, suggests a new human pilot study
from the US.
Black cohosh stops breast cancer growth in the lab
Extracts from black cohosh may stop breast cancer cells in their
tracks, suggests a new laboratory study involving scientists from
French botanicals supplier Naturex.
Pomegranate hailed king of the exotic fruits
Pomegranate, known as the royal fruit because of the 'crown' on
top, is also the shining light for how to capitalise on consumers'
growing interest in exotic fruits and ensure they offer benefits
and not empty hype,...
Bran antioxidants could protect against radiation
Antioxidants found in bran could help protect against DNA damage
from sun exposure and radiation therapy, when ingested or applied
topically, according to latest research.
Riboflavin boosts folate's colorectal cancer protection - study
Riboflavin supplements could boost the protective effects of folate
against colorectal cancer in people with colon polyps, suggests a
new study from the UK and Ireland.
Apples and onions may slash pancreatic cancer risk
A diet rich in flavonols from foods such as onions, apples and
berries may cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by about
25 per cent, a multi-ethnic study has reported.
Vitamin C in a fatty stomach may encourage cancer growth
According to a new study in Gut journal, fat inside the
upper stomach may cause vitamin C to promote cancer-causing
reactions rather than protect against them as previously found.
Avocados linked to cutting oral cancer
Nutrients found in avocados may help combat oral cancer, a study
Red wine linked to anti-cancer potential
A nutrient found in red wine has shown a positive result in cancer
reduction, a study in mice has found.
Black raspberry promise in oesophageal cancer prevention
Freeze-dried back raspberries could help prevent the formation of
tumours of the oesophagus, if the results of a rat study also hold
true for humans, but were not seen to aid tumour regression.
Green tea may stop colon cancer in its tracks - study
Green tea may stop the growth of colon tumours in their infancy,
suggests a new study using mice, but merely drinking green tea
offers no benefits against larger tumours.
Broccoli and cauliflower may slash prostate cancer risk
Eating more than one serving of broccoli and cauliflower a week may
reduce the risk of prostate cancer by up to 45 per cent, says a new
Grapefruit may raise breast cancer risk - study
Women who consume one quarter of grapefruit every day may be at a
30 percent higher risk of breast cancer, suggests an
epidemiological study from Hawaii and LA.
Lycopene still not near health claim, FDA review
The FDA has backed-up its position that there is no credible
evidence for associating lycopene and a reduced risk of various
forms of cancer in a recent article.
Dairy may protect smokers from prostate cancer - study
Increased intake of dairy foods may cut the risk of smokers
developing prostate cancer by about 40 per cent, suggests a new
study from the US.
National Cancer Institute funds study using Beneo
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is funding a Mayo
Clinic study following the work of the EU-funded Syncan
project, this time using prebiotics without probiotics, in relation
to colon cancer.
Eating flaxseed may halt prostate cancer growth
Daily consumption of flaxseed may stop the growth of prostate
cancer tumours, according to research presented this weekend.
Broccoli, soy anti-cancer benefits suggested
Consumption of broccoli and soy has been linked to lower risk of
certain cancers, and researchers have now proposed a mechanism to
explain how such foods may offer protection.
Curcumin's anti-cancer mechanism proposed
Scientists from the University of Alabama have reported a mechanism
by which curcumin, the active ingredient in the turmeric spice, may
protect against cancer.
Grape seed extract may protect against skin cancer
Proanthocyanidin-rich extracts from grape seeds may prevent skin
cancer by boosting the immune system, says a new study that used
hairless mice to model human sun exposure.
American Chemical Society showcases cancer-fighting foods
The American Chemical Society (ACS) brought the cancer-fighting
potential of food to the forefront Sunday as part of its national
Blueberry compounds linked to colon cancer prevention
Pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries, may prevent the
development of tumours in the colon, if results from an animal
study can be translated to humans, researchers have said.
More support that lignans may cut breast cancer risk
High intake of lignans from the diet could reduce the risk of
breast cancer by almost 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological
study from France.
Soy isoflavones linked to lower prostate cancer risk
Increased intake of soy isoflavones significantly reduced the risk
of prostate cancer amongst Japanese men by as much as 50 per cent,
says a new study.
Watercress may protect against DNA damage, cancer
A regular intake of watercress may protect against DNA damage in
blood cells, considered an important trigger in cancer development,
by 23 per cent, new research suggests.
Synbiotics effective at reducing colon cancer markers
A synbiotic supplement comprising the prebiotics inulin and
oligofructose, and a mixture of two probiotics, successfully
reduced several markers of colon cancer, say results of a major
Selenium plus multivitamins may slash prostate cancer risk
Increased selenium intake in combination with a daily multivitamin
may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by about 40 per cent,
suggests new research.
Fibre could halve young women's breast cancer risk, says study
Pre-menopausal women who eat 30 or more grams of fibre a day could
cut their risk of breast cancer by 52 per cent, says a UK-based
Calcium offers prolonged protection from colorectal cancer, says study
The potential protective effects of calcium supplements against
colorectal cancer may carry on for five years after people stop
taking the supplements, research has revealed.
Tomato plus broccoli - added benefits for prostates?
Tomatoes and broccoli, independently known for their anti-cancer
benefits, may have an extra effect against prostate cancer when
both are part of the daily diet than when they're eaten alone, if
results from an animal study can...
Glyceollins from soybeans may stop breast cancer cell growth
A compound produced by specially grown soybeans may prove to be
successful in the prevention the growth and/or spread of breast
cancer, says a new study.
Low-fat diets cut breast cancer recurrence, says study
Cutting fat intake to 20 per cent of the daily total calories could
reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by about 25 per cent,
researchers from the US have reported.
Garlic, onions may offer wide-ranging cancer protection
High intake of garlic and onions was associated with significantly
reduced risks of a wide-range of cancers, according to a large
epidemiological study from Italy.
Low vitamin D status may raise cancer risk, say scientists
Boosting vitamin D levels amongst people with dark skin, a
population at greater risk of lower levels, could be an easy way to
reduce a number of cancers, say researchers from Harvard.