A recent study linking folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements with higher risks of cancer is misleading, claim two trade associations representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.
A population-based study reporting concerns over beta-carotene and other carotenoids and lung cancer in smokers was based on invalid methodology, questionable statistical evaluations, and speculative explanations, says a German professor.
Eating foods containing phytoestrogens - like soya products, plant
oils and a range of different fruits and vegetables - appears to
reduce the risk of developing lung cancer even in smokers, reveals
new research out today.
Higher levels of the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C,
along with the antioxidant trace mineral selenium, were associated
with a lower risk of asthma in a large study on young Americans,
published this week.
Researchers are to evaluate whether the positive effects of tomato
lycopene in reducing oxidative stress, previously seen in
non-smokers, is also produced in smokers, a high-risk group for
The chemical cousin of vitamin A is thought to restore production
of a key protein, which has been damaged by cigarettes in the lungs
of former smokers, and protects the cells against lung cancer,
according to new findings published...
The use of deguelin, a natural plant extract most commonly used as
an insecticide in Africa and South America, inhibits the growth of
precancerous and cancerous lung cells, with no toxic effects on
normal cells, according to a study...
A combination of vitamins C and E and betacarotene can help speed
up the death of lung cancer cells, according to new research by
scientists in India. A study conducted at New Delhi's All India
Institute of Medical sciences showed...