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Green tea 'slows prostate cancer' - BBC NEWS | Health - 0 views

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    A chemical found in green tea appears to slow the progression of prostate cancer, a study has suggested.
    Green tea has been linked to a positive effect on a wide range of conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
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How spicy foods can kill cancers - BBC NEWS | Health - 0 views

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    Scientists have discovered the key to the ability of spicy foods to kill cancer cells.
    They found capsaicin, an ingredient of jalapeno peppers, triggers cancer cell death by attacking mitochondria - the cells' energy-generating boiler rooms.
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Flax In Diet Means Fewer Tumors - 0 views

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    "Results indicated that mice on diets supplemented with flaxseed meal and flaxseed oil had, on average, 45 percent fewer tumors in the small intestine and the colon compared to the control group."

    The scientists published their research findings in February in the academic peer-reviewed international journal Nutrition and Cancer.
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Beta-glucan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    β-Glucans (or beta-glucans) are polysaccharides of D-glucose monomers linked by glycosidic bonds. They occur most commonly as cellulose in plants and trees, the bran of cereal grains, the cell wall of baker's yeast, certain types of fungi, and many kinds of mushrooms and bacteria. Some forms of beta glucans are useful in human nutrition as texturing agents and as soluble fiber supplements, but problematic in brewing as excessive levels make the wort too viscous. Yeast derived beta glucans are notable for their immunomodulatory function
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Sloan-Kettering - Garlic - 0 views

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    Derived from the bulb or clove of the plant. Garlic is used as a spice and to treat hyperlipidemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, cancer, and infections. Processing can have a substantial effect on the chemical content in garlic; the volatile oil components are sensitive to heat and certain enzymes are acid-labile. Several oral garlic formulations are available, and clinical studies have addressed a variety of the proposed claims. Placebo-controlled trials on the cholesterol lowering effect of garlic yielded mixed results (16) (17) (18) (21) (22) (26). Studies evaluating the antithrombotic effects repeatedly have shown modest reduction in platelet aggregation, but varying levels of fibrinolytic activity. Research shows mixed effects with regard to reductions in blood glucose, blood pressure, or risk of cardiovascular disease (23). Frequently reported adverse events include bad breath, headache, fatigue, GI upset, diarrhea, sweating, and possible hypoglycemia (9). Because garlic is known to decrease platelet aggregation and potentially elevate the INR, it should not be used with anticoagulants or in patients with platelet dysfunction (15). Garlic appears to induce cytochrome p450 3A4 and may enhance metabolism of many medications (e.g. cyclosporin and saquinavir) (12). An analysis of several case-control studies in Europe suggests an inverse association between garlic consumption and risk of common cancers (25).
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Sloan-Kettering - AHCC - 0 views

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    A proprietary extract prepared from co-cultured mycelia of several species of Basidiomycete mushrooms, including shiitake (Lentinus edodes), active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) is extracted from mushrooms using hot water following an enzyme pretreatment, but specific mushroom source and preparation details have not been fully disclosed. Patients use this to prevent and treat cancer. Animal studies suggest that AHCC has antioxidant effects and may protect against disorders induced by oxidative stress (1) and may also enhance resistance against bacterial (2) (7)and viral infections (3). In healthy humans, AHCC increased dendritic cell number and function (4)

    In vitro and animal studies show that AHCC exhibits some anticancer activities, but the results of these studies are vague
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Watercress latest super food to fight cancer - Telegraph - 0 views

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    Watercress was declared the latest super food yesterday for being packed with a higher than usual amount of nutrients found in vegetables.
    Research has shown that eating a packet of raw watercress a day, or a bowl full, for eight weeks increased the ability of cells to resist damage to their DNA, helping to protect against the cell changes that lead to cancer.
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Vitamin D and cancer Ali MM, Vaidya V - J Can Res Ther 2007 Oct-Dec - 0 views

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    Vitamin D and cancer.
    Ali MM, Vaidya V.
    J Cancer Res Ther. 2007 Oct-Dec;3(4):225-30. Review.
    PMID: 18270398
    DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.38998
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Sham vs. Wham: The Health Insider: Flax in Diet Found to Prevent or Reduce Tumors - 0 views

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    There is new research out this morning from South Dakota State University which offers evidence that including flax in the diet may help prevent colorectal tumors or keep tumors from growing as quickly when they do form. Professor C. Dwivedi, head of SDSU's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, directed the study.

    The study was conducted in mice that develop spontaneous intestinal tumors. This strain of mouse is often used as a model by cancer researchers due to this mutation.
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Maximizing the Anti-Cancer Power of Broccoli - 0 views

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    University of Illinois researcher Elizabeth Jeffery has learned how to maximize the cancer-fighting power of broccoli. It involves heating broccoli just enough to eliminate a sulfur-grabbing protein, but not enough to stop the plant from releasing an important cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane.

    The discovery of this sulfur-grabbing protein in the Jeffery lab makes it possible to maximize the amount of the anticarcinogen sulforaphane in broccoli.
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Boswellic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Boswellic acids are a series of pentacyclic triterpene molecules which are produced by plants in the genus Boswellia. Like many other terpenes, boswellic acids appear in the resin of the plant which exudes them; it is estimated that they make up 30% of the resin of Boswellia serrata
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Sham vs. Wham: The Health Insider: Frankincense Oil Shown as Possible Bladder Cancer Tr... - 0 views

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    Over many centuries, Frankincense oil has been found to have medicinal benefits. Now, an enriched extract of the Somalian Frankincense herb (Boswellia carteri) has been shown to kill off bladder cancer cells growing in culure. Research presented in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine demonstrates that this herb has the potential to become an alternative therapy for bladder cancer.
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Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicit... - 0 views

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    Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicity.
    Frank MB, Yang Q, Osban J, Azzarello JT, Saban MR, Saban R, Ashley RA, Welter JC, Fung KM, Lin HK.
    BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009 Mar 18;9(1):6. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19296830
    doi:10.1186/1472-6882-9-6
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Ursolic Acid: Excitement in Allergy, Inflammation, and Cancer Management - 0 views

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    Ursolic acid is a component of many herbs that seems to have a protective effect versus inflammation and its various ramifications
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Ursolic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Ursolic acid is a pentacyclic triterpene acid, used in cosmetics,[2] that is also capable of inhibiting various types of cancer cells by inhibiting the STAT3 activation pathway[3][4] and human fibrosarcoma cells by reducing the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 by acting through the glucocorticoid receptor.

    Ursolic acid is present in many plants, including apples, basil, bilberries, cranberries, elder flower, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, hawthorn, prunes. Apple peels contain high quantity of ursolic acid and related compounds which are responsible for the anti-cancer activity of apple. Ursolic acid can also serve as a starting material for synthesis of more potent bioactive derivatives, such as anti-tumor agents
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Cancer Journal: Latest cancer research Link between cancer and dietary restriction | ec... - 0 views

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    A signalling pathway that influences how sensitive cancer cells are to the beneficial effects of dietary restriction is described in this week's Nature.
    Dietary restriction - eating less calories while maintaining essential vitamins and minerals - can extend lifespan, and reduce cancer incidence and growth. But some types of cancer cell are more sensitive to the anti-growth effects of dietary restriction than others, Nada Kalaany and David Sabatini report. The effect hinges on the activity of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) pathway. If the pathway is active, dietary restriction has no effect on cancer cells. However, if the pathway is inactive, tumours are sensitive to dietary restriction.
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Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activit... - 0 views

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    Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice.
    Wu D, Pae M, Ren Z, Guo Z, Smith D, Meydani SN.
    J Nutr. 2007 Jun;137(6):1472-7.
    PMID: 17513409
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White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits...[Nutr Cancer. 2008] - PubMed Result - 0 views

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    White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice.
    Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X, Ki L, Chen S.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(6):744-56.
    PMID: 19005974
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