Oral Bacteria May Provide Link To Pancreatic Cancer Risk

 A small study published in the journal 'Gut' has indicated that certain types of mouth bacteria some of which are linked to gum disease are associated with the       development of pancreatic cancer. This interesting finding helps move us further forward in finding clues to stop the progress of one of the … [Read more...]

Vitamin D: 77% of Cancer Patients Sub – Optimal or Deficient

A number of studies have associated vitamin D with cancer, but until recently studies have not looked at whether vitamin D has any impact on the prognosis or development of the disease. One recent US study sought to establish the vitamin D levels of patients at a community Oncology practice. The study involved 160 patients with a … [Read more...]

Red Wine May Inhibit Breast Cancer Cell Growth

New Research published in October this year suggests that resveratrol the active ingredient in red wine stops breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of oestrogen. Although it has been thought for some time that resveratrol may be significant in the war against breast cancer, this new evidence suggests … [Read more...]

Citrus Compounds Reduce Cancer Risk

Recent research over a nine year period has revealed that daily consumption of citrus  such as oranges, lemons and limes could reduce the risk of a range of cancers especially pancreatic and prostate cancers. Consumption of citrus was associated with an 11 and 14 percent reduction in the incidence of all types of cancer for men and women … [Read more...]

Omega 3’s Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Omega 3 fatty acid consumption has been linked to a reduced incidence of colon cancer in a recent study involving nearly 2,000 individuals. Those in the top quartile of omega 3 consumption had half the risk of colon cancer compared to those in the bottom quartile. The researchers also found that individuals who consumed more omega 6 fatty acids in … [Read more...]

Baked Rhubarb Fights Cancer!

Baking rhubarb in the oven for at least 20 minutes dramatically increases its levels of anti-cancerous chemicals known as polyphenols which are able to fight or prevent cancer cells. Source: Science Daily Feb 12, 2010 … [Read more...]

Calcium and Vitamin D found to be helpful for Colorectal Health

A randomized double-blind placebo trial involving 100 men and women with benign colorectal tumours found that the administration of calcium and vitamin D supplements had a beneficial influence on the development of new tumours. … [Read more...]

Could the Swine Flu Vaccine Cause More Harm than Good?

You may want to think twice before getting your Swine flu vaccination this Winter. Confidential correspondence between the British Health Protection Agency and 600 neurologists warned of the potential for the vaccine to cause Guillain Barre Syndrome - a disabling nerve disease. More recently a German health expert has raised concerns regarding the … [Read more...]

Research highlights the importance of vitamin D

Vitamin D, used to only be linked to bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, but increasingly research studies are revealing its importance in many areas of human health. In a paper published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D's role is identified in a number of health conditions inclluding immunity, blood … [Read more...]

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