STUDY: Japanese knotweed extract (resveratrol) may help reduce cancer risk linked to processed meat (sodium nitrite)

Many gardeners are wary of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), especially since it’s invasive to the United States. But in a paper published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, researchers have found that Japanese knotweed extract can help reduce the harmful effects of nitrite in processed foods like bacon. Resveratrol and Japanese knotweed Despite being infamous among homeowners, researchers … Continue reading STUDY: Japanese knotweed extract (resveratrol) may help reduce cancer risk linked to processed meat (sodium nitrite)

Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

  Many people, especially those following a vegan diet, usually consume edible mushrooms to fulfill their bodies’ protein needs. However, a study from March 2021 found another benefit of including mushrooms in the daily diet. A team of scientists discovered that consuming more mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of cancer. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University and Penn … Continue reading Study finds that consuming more edible mushrooms lowers cancer risk

It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

When it comes to beverages that increase your risk of cancer, it turns out that a glass of orange juice may be just as bad as a glass of soda. This is according to a new study, which found that sugary drinks – including 100 percent fruit juice – were “significantly associated with the risk of … Continue reading It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

Study: Regular mushroom consumption can lead to lowered prostate cancer risk

Adding mushrooms to your diet can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by as much as 17 percent, says a recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer. In the report, lead author Shu Zhang of Tohoku University and her team said that the cancer-fighting effects of mushrooms appeared to be more apparent in men aged 50 and older. “Participants who … Continue reading Study: Regular mushroom consumption can lead to lowered prostate cancer risk

Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

It’s no secret that fresh, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits, salad greens and beans, among others, promote optimal health. Children are taught to eat them for a reason, and adults are expected to incorporate them into a balanced diet. The health benefits attributed to these foods are the result of the synergistic interactions of multiple essential … Continue reading Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

Consuming alliums like onions and garlic found to lower colorectal cancer risk by 79 percent

Garlic and onions are a cook’s best friend. Besides the fact that they complement most dishes, these ingredients are staples in different cuisines because of their intense and unique tastes. But there’s another compelling reason to start eating more of these foods. In a recent study published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chinese researchers found that eating high amounts … Continue reading Consuming alliums like onions and garlic found to lower colorectal cancer risk by 79 percent

Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

A recent study in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that people with at least 60 minutes of physical activity from adolescence could potentially reduce their risk for colorectal cancer by more than a third. The report, led by researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, is the first to analyze the direct link between physical activity during adolescence and … Continue reading Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

Study: Vitamin A intake may help lower skin cancer risk

The vitamin A family consists of a group of fat-soluble nutrients commonly referred to as retinoic acids. These include retinoids such as retinol, a common ingredient in skincare products, retinal, a molecule necessary for vision and retinyl esters, the storage form of retinol. Well-known for their ability to improve vision, these compounds are also involved in immune function, reproduction … Continue reading Study: Vitamin A intake may help lower skin cancer risk

How does oral microbiota increase liver cancer risk?

Poor oral hygiene not only affects dental health, causing tooth decay and gum disease, but it can also lead to heart disease and diabetes. Now, recent research suggests that poor oral health can also increase your risk of developing certain cancers. A study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal found an association between poor oral health and an … Continue reading How does oral microbiota increase liver cancer risk?

Epigenetic Marks on DNA May Indicate Breast Cancer Risks

It’s hard not to know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Nearly one in eight women will battle this disease in her lifetime and for those women affected it becomes the battle for their life. Early detection and medical advances stem the tide of this disease, but each study brings us a little … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks on DNA May Indicate Breast Cancer Risks