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Vitamin D Shown to Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates 03/24/14

Many doctors and researchers are convinced that vitamin plays an important role in preventing various cancers, including breast cancer. Over the past 20-25 years various studies have shown that women who have higher blood levels of vitamin D have an associated lower incidence of breast cancer (1,2,3).  In recent years (2007) a large 4-year clinical trial, involving 1179 healthy postmenopausal women (over  the age of 55), reported that the women given vitamin D supplementation (1100 IU per day) and calcium supplemen...

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PSA Testing Should Begin at Age 40: British study finds 07/03/13

A landmark study published in the British Medical Journal has shown that a man’s PSA level, assessed in his early to mid 40’s, is highly predictive of future development of prostate cancer.  PSA stands for prostate specific antigen. Cancer cells secrete PSA into the bloodstream, thus a high PSA raises the suspicion of prostate cancer. However, other factors can increase blood PSA levels to a mild to moderate degree, as well, such as infection, prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) and recent...

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Two More Complications of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes:Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer 01/07/13

Until recently hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary malignancy of the liver, has been a very rare cancer in North America and most developed countries. However, the recent escalation in the number of overweight, obese and Type 2 diabetic individuals in our society has contributed to a corresponding rise in cases of liver cirrhosis and related hepatocellular carcinoma cases.   Being overweight, obese, and/or developing Type 2 diabetes promote the deposition of fat into liver cells, primarily...

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Zinc Deficiency is Common and Linked to Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Inflammatory Diseases 11/23/12

A 2012 study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has shown the importance of zinc supplementation, especially as we get older, as an importance means to help prevent cancer, support immune function, and control inflammation associated with many health problems, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disease and diabetes.   Previous studies by the same researchers showed that in both animal and human studies zinc deficiency can cause DNA damage linked ...

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Basic Diet and Lifestyle Modifications Reduce Mortality By 40% In Cancer Survivors: “Attention Oncologists” 10/24/12

A presentation delivered at the 11th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Conference (Oct. 16-19, 2012, Anaheim California) showed that elderly female cancer survivors experienced significant improvement in long-term survival after diagnosis, when they adhered to the diet and lifestyle guidelines set out by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR). These guidelines encourage individuals to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, stay physical...

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Freeze-dried Black Raspberries Show Potent Cancer Prevention Effects in Human and Animal Studies: A functional food breakthrough in cancer prevention and treatment 10/04/12

Animal studies, and a recent human study suggest that consuming freeze-dried black raspberry powder may significantly reduce the risk of gastrointestinal cancers, especially esophageal cancer and colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in our society. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world. The incidence rate of esophageal SCC varies greatly from one geographic area to the next; the highest incidence i...

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