Can antioxidants prevent cancer?
The National Cancer Institute takes a look at this
6 Factors raising your risk of breast cancer
Whilst diet is very
important, there are a number of factors, apart from diet which affect your risk of cancer.
charred meat may be harming you
Do you love your BBQ
sausages almost burnt? Research has shown that cooking certain meats at high
temperatures creates chemicals that are not present in uncooked meats. A few of
these chemicals may increase cancer risk.
The impact of dietary fat on cancer
The National Cancer
Institute has long recommended that fat be limited to less than 30 percent of
calories and that the fattiest meats be replaced by leaner meat, poultry, fish,
and vegetables. These recommendations, however, are much too weak to prevent
cancer or to increase survival for those who have already been diagnosed with
Importance of vegetables in fighting cancer
Not only are
vegetables low in fat and high in fibre, they also contain many cancer-fighting
substances. Carotenoids, the pigment that gives fruits and vegetables their dark
colours, have been shown to help prevent cancer.
Pizza and cancer prevention
researchers from Milan, Italy published in the International Journal of Cancer
....Forget about that
apple...it's a pizza a
day that keeps cancer away.
According to the
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine a low-fat, high-fibre diet can
help eliminate the hormonal aberrations that are known to be linked with
prostate cancer, and may help improve survival among those who have the disease.
Are you eating your way towards cancer?
Cross-cultural studies have revealed that the
populations with the highest levels of fat
consumption are also the ones with the highest death
rates from breast and colon cancer.
hormones and breast cancer
Several of the most
common forms of cancer are linked to sex hormones. This is true of cancers of
the breast, uterus, ovary, prostate, and perhaps other sites. The amount of
hormones in our bodies and their actions are determined, in large part, by the
foods we eat.
Green tea takes toll on cancer
Tea drinking is an
ancient tradition dating back 5,000 years in China and India. Long regarded in
those cultures as an aid to good health, researchers now are studying tea for
possible use in the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers.
Expose the safe tanning myth
As the weather warms up and we emerge from winter
hibernation, we dust off the sunscreen, dab it on and head
outside -- feeling safe from the sun.
But we’re not. “There is no such thing as a healthy tan.
UV rays can kill you,” notes dermatologist John Laskas, Jr.,
10 Symptoms not to ignore
With so much
information in the media today, one could be forgiven for feeling a little
confused about what is a risk to our health and should be followed up with a
doctor's visit, and what could be treated at home.
A host of studies
provide compelling evidence that garlic and its organic allyl sulfur components
are effective inhibitors of the cancer process.
Red wine and
The key may lie in
recent research that suggests cancer-fighting properties are abundant in red
wine. Even more research is required to identify a number of other health
benefits to wine drinking.
Are high protein diets harmful?
Is there increased
risk of cancer with increased protein? Now preliminary findings from researchers
at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest that eating
less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly
associated with obesity.