Obesity on the Rise in Millennials, Fueling Cancer

Obesity on the Rise in Millennials, Fueling Cancer

Cancers fueled by obesity are on the rise among young adults in the United States and appearing at increasingly younger ages, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Cancer Society. The study, published in The Lancet Public Health, examined data on 12...
Cancer Risks Higher for Flight Attendants

Cancer Risks Higher for Flight Attendants

The glamour of being a flight attendant may wear thin as more research uncovers health risks. Scientists compared the self-reported cancer diagnosis from a group of over 4000 flight attendants with a similar contemporary control group. The flight attendants had a...
A Blueprint to Beat Cancer

A Blueprint to Beat Cancer

Recently, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Fund released the newest edition of Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective. While this authoritative report is over 12,000 pages, the recommendations are summarized...
Vitamin D and Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

Vitamin D and Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers divided 2300 postmenopausal, healthy women aged 65 or older, into two groups. One group received 2000 IU/day of vitamin D3 and 1500 mg/day of calcium; the other a placebo. After 4 years, the difference in any new cancer incidence between groups was...
Considering a Juice Cleanse: Think Again!

Considering a Juice Cleanse: Think Again!

Now that the holidays are almost over, and it is time to think about resolutions for the New Year, you may be considering the need of a cleanse via a juice cleanse. Before you start you may want to read a very practical and balanced interview with two experts in the...
“Alternative” Treatments for Cancer

“Alternative” Treatments for Cancer

We all know unproven alternative treatments are risky. Yale researchers have now quantified one type of risk for cancer patients—the risk of death. The results are frightening. By tracking equally matched subjects for 66 months, it was found that those in the...
“Alternative” Treatments for Cancer

“Alternative” Treatments for Cancer

We all know unproven alternative treatments are risky. Yale researchers have now quantified one type of risk for cancer patients—the risk of death. The results are frightening. By tracking equally matched subjects for 66 months, it was found that those in the...
Obesity Driving Many New Cancers

Obesity Driving Many New Cancers

The National Cancer Institute reports cancer death rates continue to decrease as more people are surviving cancer—due largely to early detection and improved treatments. Yet the incidence of cancers related to obesity are on the rise. Obesity contributes in part to...
Small Amounts of Alcohol Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Small Amounts of Alcohol Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

Consuming just one glass of wine (or other alcoholic drink) a day increases the risk of breast cancer, the most common global cause of cancer in women! Excess body fat also increases the risk. Regular physical activity and breastfeeding decrease the risk....
Getting Cancer is More than Just Bad Luck

Getting Cancer is More than Just Bad Luck

Cancer is not caused mainly by “bad luck.” The authors of a recent paper based this conclusion on estimates of random cell mistakes (mutations) made during cell replication. While genetic mutations are involved in cancers, these may be caused by external...
Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Excess Weight Increases Risk of Eleven Cancers

Scientists have found 11 types of cancer show a strong association with excess body fat, according to a systematic review of the literature. The strongest evidence was seen for gastric, colon, rectum, bile duct system, pancreas, breast, endometrial, ovary, kidney,...
How Exercise Contributes to Cancer Prevention

How Exercise Contributes to Cancer Prevention

Exercise contributes many direct and indirect biochemical changes that help explain its anti-cancer benefits. A few of these include: Changes to cell-growth regulators. Stimulate proteins involved in DNA repair. Improves immunity, especially regular, moderate...