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Soy Plus Tomato May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Eating tomatoes and soy products together was found to be more effective in preventing prostate cancer than eating each one alone, says a University of Illinois professor, John Erdman. Erdman and his group conducted a study using genetically engineered mice which were divided into four groups with different diets: (1) fed with 10% whole tomato powder; (2) with 2% soy germ; (3) with tomato powder and soy germ; (4) control, no tomato no soy germ; starting from the time the animals were 4 to 18 weeks old. Erdman found out that all mice in the control group developed the disease […]

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AHA Guidelines Also Cut Cancer Risk

Most people think that the guidelines set by the American Heart Association (AHA) help protect against cardiovascular disease but a new study shows that aside from this, people who follow most of these guidelines are also less likely to develop cancer. This was recently reported by Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Ph.D., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in the journal Circulation. The author states that according to her team’s findings, people who follow at least six out of seven AHA guidelines cut their cancer risk by 50%, because many of the health behaviors that protect against heart disease also […]

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Coffee Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from the Lund University in Sweden found that breast cancer patients who are being treated with Tamoxifen are less to experience a recurrence of the disease with moderate to  high coffee consumption.  Maria Simonsson, doctoral student in Oncology at Lund University and colleagues report that breast cancer patients who take the drug and two or more cups of coffee daily had lower recurrence rates compared to patients who consumed one cup or less. The investigators followed 634 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for about five years. More than 300 patients took Tamoxifen. The drug is a common hormone […]

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Researchers from Vanderbilt University found that a diet high in salt combined with infection with Helicobacter pylori significantly increases one’s risk of gastric (stomach) cancer. Although many epidemiologic studies have shown that a high salt diet is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer, Timothy L. Cover and colleagues report recently in the journal Infection and Immunity that in the presence of H. pylori bacteria that produces the oncoprotein known as CagA, a salty diet increases the risk further. H. pylori is a type of bacteria that inhabits the human stomach in 50% of the population. Although this microorganism […]

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Having a Healthy Heart Reduces Cancer Risk, Too

A new study shows that people who adhere to ideal levels of cardiovascular health metrics as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) are less likely to develop cancer. Researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that people who achieved goals for six or seven of the AHA metrics reduce their risk of cancer by half compared with those who met no goals. The study was recently published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In 2010 AHA developed as part of its “2020 Initiative,” a definition of ideal cardiovascular health, whose goal was […]

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