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Posts Tagged ‘chronic inflammation’

Fried Foods Linked to Prostate Cancer

Researchers found that weekly consumption of deep-fried foods such as French fries, fried fish, fried chicken and doughnuts increases the risk of prostate cancer in men by 30 to 37 percent and likewise poses a slightly greater risk of more aggressive prostate cancer. Janet L. Stanford, Ph.D. and colleagues Marni Stott-Miller, Ph.D. and Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D., all from Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, published their findings online in The Prostrate. For the study, the research team analyzed data from two prior case studies, which involved a total more than 1,500 men with prostate cancer and a similar number of […]

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Posted in: Cancer, Food, Healthy Eating, News Briefs, Prostate Cancer

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Diet Supplements that Reduce Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a factor known to contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease. Many dietary supplements are believed to reduce inflammatory processes and reduce one’s risk for disease, but evidence supporting these claims is limited. A new study at the Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington reveals that regular intake of fish oil supplements, chondroitin and glucosamine, which are available as over-the-counter dietary supplements, reduces inflammation, suggesting that they may help prevent chronic diseases. Elizabeth D. Kantor, a PhD candidate at the research center, and […]

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Posted in: Anti-inflammatory, Health Supplements, Inflammation, News Briefs

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Researchers at the University of Illinois evaluated the bioactive compounds found in wines made from blueberries and blackberries and found that these tasty beverages contain compounds that can help people with diabetes. Graduate student Michelle Johnson analyzed the nutritional value of 19 Illinois wines containing a blueberry-blackberry blend and discovered that these contain bioactive compounds that inhibit enzymes responsible for carbohydrate degradation and absorption. Elvira de Mejia, co-author and a professor of food chemistry and food toxicology, states that the scientists compared the effects of the active compound in inhibiting the enzymes with those of an anti-diabetes drug (Acarbose), and […]

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Posted in: Alzheimer's disease, Anthocyanins, Anti-diabetes, Antioxidants, Brain Health, Diabetes Treatment, Memory Loss, News Briefs

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