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The benefits of going vegetarian: Weight loss, a healthier heart, drastically reduced cancer risk and more

6/27/2013 - With the proper planning and education, research shows that going vegetarian is an excellent step to improve and protect your health. By minimizing processed foods and emphasizing whole plant foods, vegetarians enjoy a more nutritious and far less toxic way of eating than the average. The bottom line:...

Lower cancer risk found in green tea drinkers

6/21/2013 - In case you haven't noticed, some of the most recent breakthroughs in terms of battling cancer have come from natural, not traditional medicinal, sources. That trend is continuing, according to the results of a large new study which found that older women who regularly drink green tea may have less...

Peaches, nectarines and berries lower breast cancer risk by 41 percent

5/7/2013 - Women consuming at last two servings weekly of peaches or nectarines saw a stunning 41 percent risk reduction for postmenopausal ER- breast cancer, while those eating at least one serving of blueberries weekly saw a 31 percent risk reduction, according to one of the largest and longest running studies...

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review

5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer. The anti-cancer...

Flax seed consumption reduces breast cancer risk by 28 percent in new study

5/2/2013 - In the first-ever study of its type, Canadian researchers have shown that flax seed consumption reduces the risk of breast cancer by 28 percent in postmenopausal women and flax bread consumption reduces risk by 26 percent in both pre- and postmenopausal women. These results indicate that flax seed and...

Lower your breast cancer risk with carotenoids

1/19/2013 - According to a recent analysis of international studies, "Circulating Carotenoids and Risk of Breast Cancer: Pooled Analysis of Eight Prospective Studies," women whose diet include high carotenoid intake have a greatly reduced breast cancer risk. An analysis of eight international studies were pooled...

Overweight and obesity are shown to increase cancer risk by up to 50 percent

11/8/2012 - It doesn't take much more than a casual glance around you to know that overweight and obesity rates have risen during the past half century, specifically skyrocketing over the past five to ten years. An overabundance of highly processed, fructose-infused convenience foods and meals eaten at fast food...

Study: Multivitamins drastically reduce cancer risk in men

10/23/2012 - It's not that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent over the years on cancer research has been a complete waste, but sometimes the simplest answer is the best one. In this case, researchers seem to have confirmed what science has known for quite some time: that a well-balanced diet is the "secret"...

Physical activity lowers breast cancer risk by nearly 30 percent

6/29/2012 - Most health-minded individuals understand the importance of regular physical activity to maintain optimal health and prevent a host of chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and diabetes to stroke and dementia. In the past, studies have suggested that regular exercise may reduce the risk of certain...

Protect against breast cancer risk factors with flax seeds

1/29/2012 - In the United States 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 in 3 of them will die from the disease. In 2011, there were 2.6 million breast cancer survivors coping with this diagnosis which is both personally devastating and financially expensive. At a national...

Researchers detail lifestyle changes that lower cancer risk by forty percent

1/18/2012 - It may come as no surprise to many natural health disciplinarians that cancer is largely an avoidable disease that develops and advances due to poor lifestyle habits adopted over the course of a lifetime. Researchers from Britain have found that more than 100,000 cancer cases, nearly one in four cancers...

Prostate cancer risk linked to a diet high in red and processed meats

1/3/2012 - Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and second most common cause of cancer related death in men in the United States. Nearly one in five men will develop the disease during their lifetime. New research demonstrates that increased consumption of ground beef or processed meat is positively...

High fiber diet significantly lowers colorectal cancer risk (Opinion)

12/2/2011 - Researchers from Britain and The Netherlands provide conclusive evidence that a high fiber diet can have a dramatic effect on colon cancer incidence. Reporting in the British Medical Journal, scientists performing a meta-analysis of twenty five prospective studies, including more than two million participants,...

EU bans naked body scanners because of cancer risk, US continues to coerce travelers through them

11/21/2011 - The European Commission has issued new guidelines for the use of naked body scanners at European airports. Only scanners that use millimeter wave technology, a type of low-energy radio wave that does not cause radioactive damage, will be permitted for use in the EU -- the backscatter X-ray variety commonly...

Study: Many sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, FDA has known for a decade but done nothing

7/14/2011 - A new report issued by the consumer protection organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that many popular sunscreens contain ingredients known to spur the growth and spread of skin cancer cells, which defeats their stated purpose of preventing skin cancer. Data indicates that the sun's...

Red meat and processed meat raise colon cancer risk, while fiber lowers it

5/31/2011 - An international research team has issued a report stating there is convincing evidence that consuming too much red meat and processed meat can dramatically increase colorectal cancer risk, while consuming lots of fiber from plant-based foods can lower it. Researchers from Imperial College London proclaim...

Slash colon cancer risk with natural lifestyle and diet

4/16/2011 - You are what you eat. We`ve all heard the saying many times before. Perhaps a more fitting way of coining the phrase would be `the foods you eat daily determine the diseases you will develop in later life`. It`s amazing how many people have a disconnect between the type of foods they eat and how energy...

Men remain oblivious to cancer risk of processed meat

5/1/2010 - Men eat much more processed meat than women and are less likely to know that processed meat consumption has been linked to bowel (colorectal) cancer, according to a poll conducted for the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). "The evidence that eating processed meat increases bowel cancer risk is convincing...

Vegetarians Have Lower Cancer Risk Than Meat Eaters

11/18/2009 - Vegetarians are significantly less likely to develop cancer than non-vegetarians, according to a study conducted by researchers from universities in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and published in the British Journal of Cancer. "These interesting results add to the evidence that what we eat...

Natural Vitamin E Slashes Lung Cancer Risk by 55 Percent

5/11/2009 - A higher intake of vitamin E can cut the risk of lung cancer by more than half, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has found. In a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers used the National Cancer Institute's Health Habits and History...

Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk

4/10/2009 - Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and accounts for around 40,000 deaths per year. Breast cancer risk is determined by multiple factors including age, race, gender, and family history. Besides these factors that are uncontrollable, there are also risk factors that can be controlled...

Even Light Alcohol Consumption may Raise Cancer Risk in Women

3/20/2009 - Alcohol consumption has previously been strongly linked with certain types of cancer, for example those of the mouth and throat, but its contribution to other types of malignancies have not been as firmly established. A large study conducted in Britain and recently published in the Journal of the National...

Women Increase Cancer Risk with Moderate Alcohol

3/4/2009 - On Feb. 26, 2009, ScienceDaily reports results from a seven-year study by Oxford University researchers, UK. The study associated alcohol consumption and cancer in 1,280,296 women. Even low to moderate alcohol use showed a significant increase in cancer risk and may account for nearly 13% of the cancers...

Drink Tea and Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer by Thirty-Seven Percent

2/16/2009 - Enjoying a cup of tea while reading this article? If so, keep right on drinking. A newly released study has found that drinking tea results in a 37% reduction in breast cancer risk for women under the age of 50, an age in which breast cancer can be particularly virulent. Another recent study has shown...

Stay Fat and Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Eighty Percent

1/11/2009 - Ovarian cancer is far too often a killer. With frequently overlooked, vague symptoms like abdominal bloating, it is not unusual for this malignancy to only be discovered when it has advanced and spread to other organs. In fact, ovarian cancer has a five year survival rate of only 37 percent and is considered...

Statins Raise Prostate Cancer Risk of Obese Men

1/3/2009 - A study conducted earlier this year at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in Seattle found that the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, especially when used long-term, seems to raise the risk of prostate cancer among obese men. Background Statin drugs inhibits the enzyme which controls...

Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women Who Were Breastfed as Children

9/11/2008 - Women who were breastfed as infants have a lower risk of breast cancer as adults, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and published in the journal Epidemiology. "As a general group, women who reported they had been breastfed in infancy had...

Raw Broccoli, Cabbage Slash Bladder Cancer Risk by 40 Percent; Cooking Destroys Benefits

7/18/2008 - Eating as little as three small servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by an astonishing 40 percent. This was discovered by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The study...

Exercise Slashes Lung Cancer Risk by 45 Percent in Former Smokers

7/15/2008 - Physical exercise can decrease the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 45 percent in former smokers, while proper diet can decrease it even further, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention...

Drinking Alcohol Raises Breast Cancer Risk as Much as Smoking Cigarettes

4/19/2008 - Consuming three or more alcoholic beverages per day raises a woman's breast cancer risk approximately as much as smoking a pack of cigarettes daily, according to a large-scale study presented at the European Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers said that the increase in risk was also...

Berries and Onions Slash Pancreatic Cancer Risk By Up To 59 Percent

12/11/2007 - A high intake of the flavonols found in certain fruits and vegetables can decrease the risk of developing pancreatic cancer a quarter in non-smokers, and more than twice that in smokers, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "This study provides evidence for...

Eating diet of processed foods proven to raise cancer risk in women

9/11/2007 - Elevated blood sugar can increase women's risk of pancreatic, skin, urinary tract, womb and breast cancer, according to a Swedish study published in the journal Diabetes Care. The link between a diet high in junk food and high levels of blood sugar has been solidly established, as has the fact that...

Soy consumption found to reduce breast cancer risk by 58 percent

11/21/2006 - Women who regularly ate soy when they were children may have a 58 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer as adults, according to a new study presented at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute...

Whole wheat diet reduces breast cancer risk in offspring, study reveals

11/7/2006 - Adult rats that ate whole wheat products during pregnancy were less likely to have female offspring that develop breast cancer, according to a new study. The new findings indicate that "it might be beneficial to include whole wheat in the diet when one is expecting," according to Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke...

Vitamin D may cut pancreatic cancer risk by nearly half (press release)

11/2/2006 - Consumption of Vitamin D tablets was found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half, according to a study led by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard universities. The findings point to Vitamin D's potential to prevent the disease, and is one of the first known studies to use a large-scale...

Excess pounds may raise ovarian cancer risk (press release)

8/16/2006 - Being overweight in young adulthood or later in life may raise a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, particularly if she's never had children, researchers have found. In a study of 2,110 women with and without ovarian cancer, researchers found that those who were relatively heavy, either in recent years...

Vitamin D and Flavonoids Examined for Impact on Breast and Ovarian Cancer (press release)

7/27/2006 - While risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers include menopause, obesity, family history and specific genetic mutations, researchers also are looking at the role of diet in the development, as well as the treatment and prevention of these tumors. At the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association...

Breast cancer risk heightened by carrying excess weight

7/13/2006 - The risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women can be substantially reduced by losing weight, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers tracked 87,000 women for 26 years, and found that if post-menopausal women lost at least 22 pounds, their breast...

Bacon, sausage, hot dogs and processed meats hike cancer risk by 67% due to chemical preservative, says nutritionist

4/22/2005 - A chemical added to processed meat products is responsible for a 67% increased risk in pancreatic cancer, says author and nutritionist Mike Adams. The conclusions are based in part on research conducted at the University of Hawaii that reveals a 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer in people who...

Processed meat consumption results in 67% increase in pancreatic cancer risk, says new research

4/20/2005 - Consuming processed meats increases the risk of pancreatic cancer, says new research conducted at the University of Hawaii that followed nearly 200,000 men and women for seven years. According to lead study author Ute Nothlings, people who consumed the most processed meats (hot dogs and sausage) showed...

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