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

Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

A recent study has found that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common sweetener used in soft drinks, promotes the growth of intestinal tumors. Excessive consumption of products sweetened with HFCS is also linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome. According to the researchers behind the study, the epidemic of obesity seen around the world today is primarily caused … Continue reading Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found an increase in specific microorganisms in the gut which are linked to colorectal cancer. The researchers said that these microorganisms can potentially be used to detect the disease long before it progresses to late-stage cancer. “Our results show that changes in the gut microbiome are present at the very early … Continue reading Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

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

TCM’s Si Jun Zi found to protect against the spread of cancer cells in the liver

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. Depending on its stage or the extent of its metastasis, the five-year survival rate of colorectal cancer patients is 65 percent. Luckily, researchers from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine have found a traditional Chinese medicine that can stop cancer cells from spreading. This herbal remedy is called si jun … Continue reading TCM’s Si Jun Zi found to protect against the spread of cancer cells in the liver

Behind the scenes: Chebulinic acid, an active ingredient of popular Ayurvedic medicine triphala, has anti-tumor properties

Triphala is a known Ayurvedic medicine that could treat various diseases. Not only is it used in other traditional medicine practices inspired by Ayurveda, but it is also known for its medicinal properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory. In a recent study, researchers from China focused on the antiproliferative activities of two of its … Continue reading Behind the scenes: Chebulinic acid, an active ingredient of popular Ayurvedic medicine triphala, has anti-tumor properties

Prevent and fight cancer with allium and cruciferous vegetables

Whenever studies report about anti-cancer foods, fruits and mainly vegetables top their lists. These fibrous, plant-based foods are rich in chemical compounds that can prevent, halt the progression of, and even fight several diseases. After years of investigating, researchers have finally identified these valuable sources of cancer-fighting chemicals as cruciferous and allium vegetables. What’s even better is that both types of vegetables can … Continue reading Prevent and fight cancer with allium and cruciferous vegetables

Exercise and weight loss efforts significantly reduce risk of tumors

People who are obese and those who do not exercise are at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer — one of the most common cancers worldwide. A recent study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism found that exercise is an essential factor in reducing the risk of developing this type of cancer after weight loss. … Continue reading Exercise and weight loss efforts significantly reduce risk of tumors

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers

In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very important multi-system disease to which … Continue reading Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers

5 Good reasons to include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet

You may not realize it, but magnesium is one of the nutrients your body needs the most. According to the Human Genome Project, there are 3,751 proteins with binding sites for this mineral, which only adds to why you need to eat food items that have an abundance of it. Increasing your magnesium intake can provide you with … Continue reading 5 Good reasons to include more magnesium-rich foods in your diet