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Soy Flavonoid (Genistein) May Help Prevent and Manage Colorectal Cancer 07/04/13

Researchers have known for some time that the Wnt signaling pathway within colorectal cells is overactive (hyperactive) in more than 85 percent of colorectal cancer cases. The Wnt signaling pathway is involved in cell replication. Thus, if it becomes overactive, cells multiply very quickly forming tumors and exhibit a tendency to spread through the body leading to metastasis.  As such, researchers have been looking for a drug or natural agent that targets the Wnt signaling pathway, helping to block its overactive be...

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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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Middle Age Fitness Reduces Risk of Many Degenerative Health Problems 09/04/12

A study published in August 2012 showed that staying fit during middle age is associated with a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, during the next several years. Here we see another large study showing that physical activity likely represents an important determinant of healthy aging. The researchers merged data from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study with individuals' Medicare claims when they reached age 65 years or older. The study included...

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How High Blood Sugar Shortens Your Life: Part 5: How to keep your blood sugar in the ideal range for longevity 07/20/12

In the previous articles on this subject I discussed how high blood sugar increases risk for: Diabetes and its complications Heart disease Kidney disease (chronic renal failure) Macular degeneration and other retinopathies that cause vision loss Cancer Alzheimer’s disease (type 3 diabetes) There is no question that long-term blood sugar control is a key factor in longevity and remaining disease-free. The blood sugar level that ...

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How High Blood Sugar Shortens Your Life: Part Four – Cancer Risk 07/13/12

High blood sugar (glucose) is known to increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, macular degeneration of the eye, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. In the previous three articles in this series I explained how high blood sugar increases risk of all of these conditions, with the exception of cancer. This article addresses the mechanisms by which high blood sugar increases risk of cancer and cancer recurrence. Ho...

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How High Blood Sugar Shortens Your Life: Know your fasting glucose level. Part One 07/09/12

Introduction There has been much awareness regarding high cholesterol blood levels over the years, in regard to risk of heart attack and stroke. Indeed, you should know your total cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol scores, and your Total Cholesterol: HDL ratio, as these values are an important part of your cardiovascular disease risk profile. What is often overlooked, however is the fact that your fasting blood sugar level (or gluco...

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