Category Archives for Cancer

Exercise Prevents Cancer

Exercise prevents cancer, an idea which is one of the main themes of my book Muscle Up. How much does it lower the risk? A recent meta-analysis found up to 42% less risk for 10 different cancers, including

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Vegetable Oils Promote Aging

Wrapping up a series of articles on how industrial seed oils, aka vegetable oils, endanger health and promote male infertility, this article will show how vegetable oils promote aging. Mitochondria and

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How to Prevent Cancer

Someone recently asked me how to prevent cancer, so here’s my answer. As the subject of cancer is vast, I’ll keep this brief, and concentrate on what are, in my opinion, the most important

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A Case of Lung Cancer Treated with Fish Oil

There’s an inverse relation between consumption of fish and fish oil and the incidence of cancer. Is it possible however to cure cancer with fish oil? Maybe so: here is a report of a case of lung

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Aspirin Prevents Lung Cancer

We’ve previously seen that low-dose aspirin use prevents cancer, and does so by a number of mechanisms, such as iron chelation and AMPK activation. For this brief report, I want to note also that

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Cancer As a Metabolic Disease and Iron

The theory of cancer as a metabolic disease states that metabolic aberrations, not gene mutations, cause cancer. (Previously discussed here.) In this article I’ll discuss how iron can plausibly be

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The End of Cancer?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., and is one of the most dreaded diseases anywhere. It typically strikes older people more; some 90% of cancer is diagnosed in people over the age

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Insulin Resistance Is a Major Risk for Cancer

Insulin resistance, the condition in which a person becomes insensitive to the effects of insulin and has to produce more insulin to overcome that insensitivity, ultimately leads to diabetes if it goes

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Does Iron Cause Cancer?

Does iron cause cancer? On one hand, those who have read my book Dumping Iron as well as my articles on iron may not be surprised, but those new to this topic may wonder that there could be a link between

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Aspirin Dramatically Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

Aspirin is perhaps the most underrated and cheapest life-extension drug currently available. It increases lifespan in mice and prevents heart attacks and cancer. A new study in the International Journal

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Vitamin K2 prevents heart disease and cancer

It used to be thought that virtually everyone got enough vitamin K, since it’s synthesized to some extent by microbes in the gut, but it was later realized that much of this is not absorbed. It turns

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OTC Weight-Loss Aid Hydroxycitrate Promotes Autophagy, May Help Cure Cancer

Hydroxycitrate is an over-the-counter supplement made from the plant Garcinia cambogia, and it has been promoted for weight loss. A review of trials found that it does indeed promote weight loss, but a

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Exercise prevents cancer

  Can Cancer Be Prevented? The most common conception, or rather misconception, about cancer seems to be that it strikes more or less randomly. Sure, the connection between smoking and cancer is

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Muscular Strength Is Associated with Lower Cancer Mortality

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for cancer, but does muscularity have any protective effect? Researchers from the Cooper Institute, which is the home of “aerobics”, wanted to know, and

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Lifespan increased with complex supplement

It’s known that a number of natural and unnatural (drug) compounds increase lifespan in various laboratory animals, resveratrol, curcumin, and rapamycin for example. What happens if you feed a lab

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Weightlifting, the most healthful exercise

What’s healthier, aerobic exercise or weights? I’ve long thought that weightlifting is the best, that is the most health-giving, exercise, but admittedly some of that is my own prejudice.

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Exercise inhibits cancer growth

This is an interesting in vitro study of the effect of exercise on inhibiting growth of cancer cells: Exercise-induced muscle-derived cytokines inhibit mammary cancer cell growth Regular physical activity

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Omega-3 fights cancer

The following is a study done with cell culture, which shows that DHA, an omega-3 fat, severely messes with cancer cells. Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates breast cancer cell metabolism and the Warburg phenotype

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