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More Support for Health Benefits of Chocolate Consumption

More Support for Health Benefits of Chocolate Consumption

A component in cocoa seems to help control blood glucose and inflammation.

Diet Can Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Diet Can Affect Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer

Research also suggests that statins may help counteract harmful effect of fatty foods

Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

Higher Vitamin D Levels Lower Risk of Cancer in Women

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Higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.

Broccoli Compound May Improve Efficacy of Cancer Prodrug

Broccoli Compound May Improve Efficacy of Cancer Prodrug

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Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and kale, may increase the susceptibility of a subset of cancer to prodrug treatments while avoiding harm to normal tissues.

Coffee Consumption May Be Associated With Lower CRC Risk

Coffee Consumption May Be Associated With Lower CRC Risk

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Coffee consumption may be associated with CRC risk, with drinking more than 2.5 servings per day being associated with a 54% lower risk of developing the disease.

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

AHA: Daily Tea Consumption May Boost Cardiovascular Health

Regular tea drinkers had fewer heart attacks, and had less calcium build-up in their arteries.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.

Despite Promise, Vitamin D and Calcium Do Not Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

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Dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of precancerous colorectal adenomas (polyps) does not reduce risk of developing future adenomas.

Use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) is high among elderly oncology patients

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Alternative medicines are widely thought to be harmless, at the least, and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they are marketed as natural, they often contain active ingredients that react chemically and biologically with other therapies.

Mushroom powder may have potential for prostate cancer treatment

Mushroom powder may have potential for prostate cancer treatment

Treatment with mushroom powder led to reduction in prostate-specific antigen level in some patients with biochemical recurrence.

Coffee consumption may improve survival in patients with colon cancer

Coffee consumption may improve survival in patients with colon cancer

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Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study.

Cancer Nutrition (Infographic)

Cancer Nutrition (Infographic)

Diet and nutrition can reduce cancer treatment side effects and keep patients strong. This infographic contains tips for better nutrition during treatment.

Even light drinking puts women at greater risk to develop cancer

Even light drinking puts women at greater risk to develop cancer

For women, alcohol consumption of 5 to 14.9 g/day linked to increased risk of alcohol-related cancers.

Omega-3 fatty acids may improve treatment and quality of life in cancer patients

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The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to antitumor medications may improve treatment response and improve quality of life for cancer patients.

Coffee consumption may lower risk of death in stage III colon cancer

Coffee consumption may lower risk of death in stage III colon cancer

Patients consuming 4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee have lower recurrence and mortality risk.

Citrus consumption may increase risk of melanoma

Citrus consumption may increase risk of melanoma

Researchers suspect compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight and thereby increase melanoma risk, but further study is required.

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

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Can molecules derived from avocados be used as a tool to combat leukemia?

Western diet may increase risk of death after prostate cancer diagnosis

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Adopting or retaining a Western-style diet after a prostate cancer diagnosis does little to improve cancer-related mortality or overall mortality, when compared to a healthier diet.

Chinese herbal mixture significantly reduces fatigue in cancer patients

Chinese herbal mixture significantly reduces fatigue in cancer patients

Treatment with the traditional Chinese medicine herbal mixture helped relieve fatigue in cancer patients, according to trial data.

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

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For women with breast cancer using the drug tamoxifen, coffee appears to both inhibit tumor growth and reduce recurrence.

Purity of herbal supplements

Purity of herbal supplements

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The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?

Low vitamin D linked to worse prognosis in a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Low vitamin D linked to worse prognosis in a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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A lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma has been linked to earlier relapse and increased mortality, according to a new study.

Taking more than daily allowance of supplements may increase cancer risk

Taking more than daily allowance of supplements may increase cancer risk

A large-scale study indicates that high consumption of vitamins and dietary supplements could actually increase cancer risk.

Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish and fish oil

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Experiments in mice suggest that elevated blood levels of the fatty acid derived from fish oil may induce resistance to chemotherapy.

Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

Vitamin D and prostate cancer: Higher intake improves active surveillance outcomes

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Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, discusses the findings from his study on the benefits of increasing vitamin D intake in patients with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance.

Curcumin may be promising treatment for cancer

Curcumin may be promising treatment for cancer

Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, may be a promising treatment for a variety of cancers.

No correlation found between vitamin D variations and fatal prostate cancer

No correlation found between vitamin D variations and fatal prostate cancer

Neither circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels nor common variations in vitamin D pathway genes appear to be associated with risk of fatal prostate cancer, according to recent research.

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible links between consumption of cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention.

Health benefits linked to moderate drinking may be overestimated

Health benefits linked to moderate drinking may be overestimated

Previous studies linking moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits may have omitted some important details, according to British researchers.

Soy, isoflavone consumption not associated with endometrial cancer risk

Soy, isoflavone consumption not associated with endometrial cancer risk

Soy food/isoflavone consumption is not associated with endometrial cancer risk in Japanese women.

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