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Fat caused 124,000 cancer cases in Europe: experts | Health | Reuters - 0 views

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    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 124,000 people in Europe developed cancer last year because they are overweight, and rising body fat levels threaten to add tens of thousands more to their ranks, experts said on Thursday.
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Selenium linked to lower skin cancer risks - 0 views

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    Higher blood levels of selenium may reduce the incidence of skin cancer by about 60 per cent, according to a new study from Dutch and Australian researchers.
    Writing in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the researchers report that the mineral was associated with reduced risks of both basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

    On the other hand, blood levels of carotenoids and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) were not associated with any influence on skin cancer risks, report the researchers from Queensland Institute of Medical Research, the University of Queensland, and Maastricht University.
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Broccoli sprouts fight ulcer bacteria - Life Extension Update - 0 views

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    The April issue of the journal Cancer Prevention Research published the results of a trial conducted by scientists at Tokyo University of Science, the University of Tsukuba in Japan, and Johns Hopkins University which determined that the isothiocyanate sulforaphane, a compound that occurs in high amounts in broccoli and its sprouts, helps suppress infection by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers and many cases of stomach cancer. The trial is the first to demonstrate an effect for broccoli against H. pylori in humans.
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Development Of Liver Cancer Prevented By Long-Term L-Carnitine Supplementation - 0 views

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    Authors of the study reported that carnitine deficiency is a risk factor and should be viewed as a mechanism in hepatic carcinogenesis, and that long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents the development of liver cancer. Therefore, carnitine supplementation alone or in combination with other natural chemopreventive compounds could be used to prevent, slow or reverse the occurrence of liver cance
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New Evidence Points To An Overlooked Risk Factor For Cancer: Acetaldehyde In Alcohol - 0 views

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    New evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources.
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Mushrooms, green tea may lower breast cancer risk - 0 views

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    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who get plenty of mushrooms and green tea in their diets may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, new study findings suggest.\n\nThe study, of more than 2,000 Chinese women, found that the more fresh and dried mushrooms the women ate, the lower was their breast cancer risk.
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Newsmax.com - Mushrooms Could Strengthen Immunity - 0 views

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    Mushrooms could give the immune system a hand in attacking foreign invaders, if the effects in mice translate to humans.\n\nWhat's more, the common white button mushroom had stronger immune-boosting effects than more exotic -- and more expensive -- fungi such as oyster and shiitake mushrooms, Dr. Keith Martin of Arizona State University in Mesa and his colleagues found
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Black Raspberries Kill Esophageal Cancer Cells - 0 views

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    Research just published in the American Association for Cancer Research's Cancer Prevention Research identifies a class of flavonoids called anthocyanins in black raspberries that's been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and stimulate apoptosis (the death of cancer cells) in the esophagus of rats treated with an esophageal carcinogen
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Vitamin D delivers multiple benefits | ajc.com - 0 views

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    Vitamin D may not just be good for you, it may help save your life.

    Recent research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that higher amounts of vitamin D in your diet decreases your likelihood of dying. Studies found that a vitamin D deficiency increases your risk of death by 26 percent, and vitamin D decreases the mortality rate from almost every type of cancer including breast, colon and prostate. Research also suggests that vitamin D helps prevent diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
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Sham vs. Wham: The Health Insider: Salvestrols: Naturally Derived Anticancer Agents? - 0 views

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    Recently, the attention as gone to a category of natural biochemical called "Salvestrols." These are a class of natural molecules with dozens of different names. Resveratrol was the first to be identified, from grape skins, but scientists are still lookin
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MedWire News - Oncology - Vitamin D induces potential breast-tumor suppressor - 0 views

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    MedWire News: Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, has been found to induce the tumor-suppressing protein CCAAT enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP)α, which can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, researchers report.
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BBC NEWS | Health | Aspirin cuts stomach cancer risk - 0 views

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    A study has suggested using aspirin could cut the risk of developing a type of stomach cancer by up to a third.

    The British Journal of Cancer study looked at over 300,000 people.
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