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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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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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Large Study Shows that Soy Products Reduce Risk of Death and Cancer Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors 03/27/12

A study presented in 2011, at the 102nd American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting (April 2-6), showed that the consumption of soy products by breast cancer survivors reduced their risk of cancer recurrence and progression, compared to cancer survivors who ingested little or no soy foods. The report featured data that combined four National Cancer Institute-funded studies: the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study; the Life After Cancer Epide...

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Dr Mercola Highlights Fructose Danger and Cancer Risk, but There’s More to the Sugar Story 03/09/12

On Sept 29, 2011 Dr Mercola posted an article on his site highlighting the cancer-promoting effects of fructose, a commonly used sugar in many commericial products. His review can be found at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/29/is-this-simple-sugar-a-major-factor-in-the-failure-of-the-war-on-cancer.aspx. In his review Dr Mercola cites the paper published on July 20, 2010 in Cancer Research entitled, "Fructose Induces Transketolase Flux to Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth"(http://cancerres.aa...

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Why Every Adult Should Complete The Free Online Nutrition, Lifestyle & Anti-aging Assessment 03/06/12

  Let me begin by stating that you should have a physical exam by your physician every year. This enables your doctor to assess physical aspects of health (blood pressure, pulse, skin lesions, respiratory function, rectal exam, prostate exam, internal exam etc), for which there is no substitute. Your doctor will also order some standard blood work to assess your blood level of cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, and other basic blood parameters, along with a urinalysis. These procedures are designed to look ...

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Vitamin D Enhances Effect of Osteoporosis Drugs 09/17/10

Another study shows that vitamin D supplementation can reverse osteoporosis in post menopausal women   Reference: Ishijima M et al. Minimum Required Vitamin D Level for Optimal Increase in Bone Mineral Density with Alendronate Treatment in Osteoporotic Women  (FOSOAMAX). Journal: Calcified Tissue International 2009 Oct 1   In this study 52 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were given 5 mg Alendro...

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