Category Archives for Cancer

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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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 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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Why modest nutrient deficiencies can lead to disease

It’s sometimes said that truly healthy people need no supplements, but personally I doubt that, except in perhaps a small fraction of cases. For one thing, illnesses can be hidden, so that we don’t

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Probiotic bacteria inhibit cancer

Beneficial bacteria stimulate host immune cells to counteract dietary and genetic predisposition to mammary cancer in mice Recent studies suggest health benefits including protection from cancer after

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Glucose deprivation activates a metabolic and signaling amplification loop leading to cell death

Glucose deprivation activates a metabolic and signaling amplification loop leading to cell death The altered metabolism of cancer can render cells dependent on the availability of metabolic substrates

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Resveratrol in the management of human cancer

Resveratrol in the management of human cancer: how strong is the clinical evidence? Among the plethora of biochemical mechanisms engaged by resveratrol in preclinical systems, its anticarcinogenic effects

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Skin cancer associated with lower risk of all-cause death

Skin cancer as a marker of sun exposure associates with myocardial infarction, hip fracture and death from any cause. BACKGROUND:Sun exposure is the single most important risk factor for skin cancer, but

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