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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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Green Tea Catechin Supplement Prevents Prostate Cancer in Men with Pre-malignant Prostate Lesions 10/18/12

A 2006 study in the journal Cancer Research revealed that providing men with 600 mg of a catechin supplement (derived from green tea) each day prevented the transition from pre-malignant prostate lesions to full blown prostate cancer. Green tea is a rich source of molecules called catechins, or GTCs, as they are often called. Studies show that GTC’s inhibit cancer growth in several experimental animal models. With respect to human prostate cancer

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More Evidence That Selenium Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk 09/26/12

In the July 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition a published report, analyzing the data from twelve studies, showed that higher blood levels of selenium and higher toenail levels of selenium are associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. Both blood levels (plasma levels) and toenail levels of selenium reflect oral intake of selenium.  In the past, several human studies have shown that higher selenium levels may help defend against the development of prostate cancer<...

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More Evidence That Diet Is Key Factor In Cancer Prevention 09/21/12

Research presented at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress 2012 suggests that not all fruit and vegetables help prevent cancer to an equal degree. Some plant foods are much better at protecting us than others research shows. Richard Beliveau, PhD, from the University of Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal, and McGill University in Quebec, and co-author of the book Foods That Fight Cancer, highlighted some critical points in this regard. Here is a summary of some of the key points he...

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More Evidence That Pan-fried Red Meats Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer 08/22/12

There is much evidence to show that the North American diet promotes the development of certain common cancers, such as colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. With respect to prostate cancer epidemiological studies suggest that faulty dietary and lifestyle patterns account for the 80% difference in prostate cancer incidence in low-risk countries compared to high-risk countries, which include the US and Canada.   One of the contributing factors to prostate cancer development has been reported to b...

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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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