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Broccoli Nutrient Stops Cancer Tumors

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

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A chemical naturally occurring in broccoli may actually block the development of tumors in people with a certain genetic trait, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Food at Norwich in the United Kingdom.

Scientists have long known that a diet high in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contributes to a lower risk of cancer. In recent years, research has increasingly focused on one particular component of these vegetables, called sulforaphane.

“Among the phytochemicals in cruciferous vegetables that have been researched, sulforaphane is one of the more promising as a cancer fighter,” writes Patrick Quillin in his book Beating Cancer with Nutrition.

In the current study, researchers found that some human and mouse prostate cells were less likely to turn cancerous when exposed to the chemical. The effect was only seen, however, in cell lines deficient in a gene known as PTEN.

“The cells became less competitive,” researcher Richard Mithen said....

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Olive Oil Stops Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors

Posted on Nov 02, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

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Olive oil may help prevent and even fight breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

The researchers found that olive oil appeared to protect rat DNA from the damage that can lead to cancer. Furthermore, it seemed to deactivate key proteins required for the continued survival of breast cancer cells.

Because the benefits were only seen in rats who consumed olive oil over the long term, researcher Eduard Escrich recommends that everyone consume 50 milliliters (10 teaspoons) of high-quality, extra-virgin olive oil each day.

Previous studies have linked olive oil to a lowered risk of certain kinds of cancer. Olive oil is also a critical component of the Mediterranean diet, which is associated with a lower risk of not only cancer, but also heart disease and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

In another study, conducted by researchers from Barcelona’s Insitut Municial d’Investigacion Medica and published in the journal FASEB, olive oil was found to hamper the activity of genes associated with the hardening of arteries characteristic of heart disease....

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Mammograms Create New Forms of Breast Cancer, Radiation Risks

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

 

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women between the ages of 44 and 55. Dr. Gofinan, in his book, Preventing Breast Cancer, cites this startling statistic along with an in-depth look at mammographic screening, an early-detection practice that agencies like the American Cancer Society recommend to women of all age groups. According to most health experts, catching a tumor in its early stages increases a woman’s chances of survival by at least 17 percent.

The most common method for early detection is mammography. A mammogram is an X-ray picture of your breast that can reveal tumor growths otherwise undetectable in a physical exam. Like all x-rays, mammograms use doses of ionizing radiation to create this image. Radiologists then analyze the image for any abnormal growths. Despite continuous improvements and innovations, mammography has garnered a sizable opposition in the medical community because of an error rate that is still high and the amount of harmful radiation used in the procedure.

Effectiveness of Mammography

Is mammography an effective tool for detecting tumors? Some critics say no....

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Cancer ‘is man-made’ say Scientists Who Find No Cancer in Mummies and Neanderthals

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Mail Online

Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found.

Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found.

A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK (closer to 500k in the US).

Despite slivers of tissue from hundreds of Egyptian mummies being rehydrated, just one case of cancer has been confirmed. This is even though tumours should be better preserved by mummification than healthy tissues.

Fossil evidence is also sparse, with just a few dozen – mostly disputed – examples, Nature Reviews Cancer journal reports.

Even the study of thousands of Neanderthal bones has provided only one example of a possible cancer.

And references to cancer-like problems in ancient Egyptian texts are more likely to have been caused by leprosy or varicose veins.

Researcher Michael Zimmerman, a visiting professor at Manchester University, said: ‘The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity.

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Watercress Turns Off Tumor Cells

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

As a cancerous tumor develops, it quickly outgrows its existing blood supply. So a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF) is released that sends out signals causing surrounding normal tissues to grow new blood vessels into the tumor — and that provides the cancer with oxygen and nutrients. This plays a critical role in the development and spread of breast and other cancers. But now comes word from University of Southampton researchers in the United Kingdom that they’ve discovered something which interferes with and actually “turns off” the ability of HIF to function — a natural plant compound dubbed phenylethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) found in the herb watercress.

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“This research takes an important step towards understanding the potential health benefits of this crop since it shows that eating watercress may interfere with a pathway that has already been tightly linked to cancer development,” molecular oncologist Professor Packham, who headed the two year study, said in a statement to the media. “Knowing the risk factors for cancer is a key goal and studies on diet are an important part of this.”

The results of this research, which were just published in the British Journal of Nutrition and Biochemical Pharmacology, provide new insight and hope that simply eating watercress regularly may protect against and perhaps help treat cancer....

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Even Tiny Exposure to BPA Turns Offspring into Genetic Mutants

Posted on Aug 31, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Natural News

A recent study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction further reveals the disruptive nature of bisphenol A (BPA) in gene expression. According to the data, pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation of their offspring will likely be born with serious genetic defects.

Dr. Patricia A. Hunt and her colleagues at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, Wash., exposed female mice to levels of BPA roughly equivalent to the levels humans are exposed to on a regular basis. The team discovered that in as little as 12 hours after exposure, egg production in exposed mice suffered reproductive damage. They believe exposure even altered the reproductive capacity of the mice’s grandchildren.

According to the study report, BPA exposure negatively affects mitosis, the process by which cells divide their nuclei chromosomes in order to reproduce into new cells. BPA also disrupts other normal cell cycle functions and DNA replication, which researchers say can potentially shorten the “reproductive lifespan” of females.

What makes BPA particularly dangerous is the fact that very low levels of exposure to it can cause significant harm....

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Fructose Allows Cancer to Proliferate

Posted on Aug 04, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Reuters

Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.

“They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.”

Americans take in large amounts of fructose, mainly in high fructose corn syrup, a mix of fructose and glucose that is used in soft drinks, bread and a range of other foods.

Politicians, regulators, health experts and the industry have debated whether high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients have been helping make Americans fatter and less healthy....

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Scientists Discover How to Switch Cancer ‘Protector’ Gene On

Posted on Jul 05, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: PhysOrg

A new UCL study has revealed that a gene that normally protects against ovarian cancer is switched off in two-thirds of cases and switching it back on arrests tumour growth.

The researchers found that the ‘protector gene’, known as EPB41L3, is inactivated in 65 per cent of ovarian cancers and reactivating the gene halted tumour growth and triggered large numbers of the cancer cells to commit suicide.

The research, co-funded by Cancer Research UK and the gynaecological cancer research charity The Eve Appeal, raises the prospect for developing therapies that mimic or restore the function of the gene to kill cells in a targeted way.

UCL’s Dr Simon Gayther, who led the study, said: “Previous studies have found similar ‘protector ’ but ours is the first to uncover EPB41L3 as a gene specific to ovarian cancer.

“We also discovered that the gene is completely lost in about two-thirds of the ovarian tumours we looked at.

“When we switched it back on in these tumours, it had a positive effect in killing cancer cells. This is a very exciting result because it means therapies that mimic or reactivate this gene could be a way to kill many ovarian cancers.”

The scientists, based at UCL’s institute of Women’s Health, used a cutting-edge approach which involves transferring whole into ovarian cancer cells....

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Deodorants & Cancer: Myth or Danger?

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: CareFair

Hayden’s Note:

I’m not supporting this article nor denying it.  I posted it merely to provide a topic for research.  This article is very bland but might get the cogs spinning in some people’s minds.  Also, I didn’t know what else to post… LoL.  Kind of a slow news day.

You’ve heard it for years: Using most deodorant or antiperspirants increases your risk of breast cancer. It’s been a topic of discussion on the internet and talk shows, at water coolers and in doctor’s office waiting rooms. But, is it fact or fiction? Perhaps it continues to be discussed because views on this topic remain varied. It seems that every few years a new study surfaces to debunk the one before. T wo years ago, a study found no connection linking deodorant use and breast cancer among patients at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. But a Chicago allergist claims that study didn`t do enough prolonged research to support its findings. St. Joseph`s Hospital`s Dr. Kris McGrath remains firmly among those who stick to the notion that antiperspirants are responsible for many cases of breast cancer....

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Prominent Cancer Research Scientist Robbed, Killed & House Set on Fire

Posted on Apr 08, 2010 in Featured Articles

Source: Palm Beach Post

Hayden’s Note:

Yet again, one more scientist is killed.  This is certainly beginning to sound strange.  Granted, I won’t jump to conclusions on this particular case, but when prominent scientists are “suicided” by being thrown from the 17th floor of the UN building or targeted for assassination with a sloppy cover-up, it certainly raises my eyebrow. 

This scientist was leading the way in a ground breaking treatment of cancer.  After being a police officer for a number of years and investigating numerous burglaries, home invasions and robberies – I must say that this one strikes me as odd.  Here’s why –

The robber entered the home, held the couple hostage, set fire to the house and then forced them to withdraw money from a nearby ATM.

While this sounds like a typical D-bag thug, the act of setting fire to the home is out of place for the M.O.  If this is truly an act of home invasion and theft, why torch the house?  Not to spoil the article, but the perpetrator used gasoline to set the house ablaze. ...

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