Sulforaphane, a compound in cruciferous vegetables, found to kill colon cancer cells

An increasing number of studies have recently emerged promoting the benefits of eating cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables are not only rich in dietary fiber that supports digestive health, but they are also good sources of phytonutrients that can reduce the risk of cancer. For instance, isothiocyanates, which are formed through the breakdown of glucosinolates found in … Continue reading Sulforaphane, a compound in cruciferous vegetables, found to kill colon cancer cells

Study: More Vitamin B in Mother’s Diet Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer in Offspring

Source: Study: More Vitamin B in Mother’s Diet Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer in Offspring by Dr. Edward Group Few experts question the influence a mother’s diet can have on her children’s long term physical health. Yet, many believe this effect is mostly sociological, limited to positive or negative role modeling, and the development of general … Continue reading Study: More Vitamin B in Mother’s Diet Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer in Offspring

Study: Eating Black Raspberries May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Findings of an investigation by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggest regular consumption of black raspberries may help prevent colorectal cancer [1].The study, which was recently featured in Cancer Prevention Research[2], tested the effectiveness of supplementing the diets of cancer and colitis prone lab mice with freeze-dried black powder. The two types … Continue reading Study: Eating Black Raspberries May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Gut microbiota may affect the anti-cancer activity of this oriental herb against colorectal cancer

Oplopanax elatus, commonly known as nakai, is an herb native to northern China that is known for its anti-cancer effects, especially against colorectal cancer (CRC). But questions remain on whether or not the human gut microbiota interferes with nakai’s anti-CRC effects. To address this, a team of researchers from China’s National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Disorders and … Continue reading Gut microbiota may affect the anti-cancer activity of this oriental herb against colorectal cancer

Omega-3 deficiency linked to common age-related illnesses such as cancer, depression and heart disease

Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of healthy polyunsaturated fats with numerous health benefits. These fats are important for the maintenance of healthy cell membranes and contribute to the production of hormones that regulate blood clotting, inflammation and the contraction and relaxation of artery walls. Two of the most important types of omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Studies show … Continue reading Omega-3 deficiency linked to common age-related illnesses such as cancer, depression and heart disease

Pomegranate may help reduce the risk of certain cancers – study

A review conducted to explore the anti-cancer properties of pomegranate has found sufficient evidence that supports its use for the prevention of certain cancers. The review looked at cell culture and animal studies, as well as human clinical trials on the use of pomegranate against certain types of cancers. After compiling and analyzing all the data, the team confirmed that pomegranate could help reduce … Continue reading Pomegranate may help reduce the risk of certain cancers – study

Combination of an active plant compound and a form of vitamin E shows promise as an anti-cancer treatment

Naturally occurring compounds derived from plants make the best anti-cancer agents. These bioactive chemicals are not only effective at stopping the growth and proliferation of cancer cells, but they also cause very few, if any, side effects. In contrast, synthetic drugs used in chemotherapy cause a variety of unpleasant side effects, such as tiredness, mouth soreness, loss … Continue reading Combination of an active plant compound and a form of vitamin E shows promise as an anti-cancer treatment

Lycopene found to inhibit pathway involved in Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric cancer

In this study, researchers at Yonsei University in South Korea evaluated the effects of lycopene on hyperproliferation induced by Helicobacter pylori infection. They reported their findings in an article published in the journal Nutrition Research. H. pylori is known to colonize the human stomach and is linked to an increased risk of gastric diseases, including gastric cancer. According to studies, H. pylori increases … Continue reading Lycopene found to inhibit pathway involved in Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric cancer

Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia

One of the biggest issues for cancer patients who have tried modern therapies is that these treatments cause plenty of unwanted side effects. Another challenge that has emerged recently is the occurrence of multi-drug resistance (MDR). MDR can be defined as the ability of cancer cells to survive against a wide variety of anti-cancer agents. Because MDR renders chemotherapeutics … Continue reading Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia