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CLA inhibits breast and colon cancers

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), found naturally in meat and dairy products, offers several health benefits, including improving fat metabolism and insulin sensitivity and protection against heart disease and cancer. At the National Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden, researchers found that high full-fat dairy food and CLA intake reduces the risk colorectal cancer. Using [...]

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Omega-3, the fatty acid found in oily fish, could be combined with a commonly used anesthetic to develop drugs to treat breast cancer, according to researchers. Compounds of omega-3 fatty acids and propofol reduce the ability of breast cancer cells to develop into malignant tumours, inhibiting cancer cell migration by 50% and significantly reducing their [...]

New Breast Cancer Fighter: Kelp lowers dangerous hormone

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that a diet containing kelp seaweed lowered levels of the potent sex hormone estradiol in rats, and raised hopes that it might decrease the risk of estrogen-dependent diseases such as breast cancer in humans. These new results shine a new light [...]

Kelp shows cancer promise

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that kelp lowered levels of the potent sex hormone estradiol in rats, and raised hopes that it might decrease the risk of estrogen-dependent diseases such as breast cancer in humans. “Brown kelp seaweed makes up more than 10% of the Japanese diet,” said Christine Skibola, lead [...]

Evening Primrose and Breast Cancer: GLA inhibits cancer-causing gene

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a substance in evening primrose oil and borage oil, inhibits the action of Her-2/neu, a cancer gene that is responsible for almost 30% of all breast cancers, Northwestern University researchers report. “Breast cancer patients with Her-2/neu-positive tumours have an aggressive form of the disease and a poor prognosis,” said researcher Ruth Lupu, [...]

Spice Inhibits Breast Cancer: Animal study with curcumin very promising, say researchers

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric and the compound that gives curry its mustard-yellow color, inhibits metastasis to the lungs of mice with breast cancer, report researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The study reports that the spice appears to shut down a protein active in the spread of breast [...]

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Canadian researchers report that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, when consumed in sufficient concentrations. These naturally occurring flavonoids may also help prevent other forms of cancer, including cancers of the prostate, colon, lung and brain. The study was led by Peter Ferguson of the University of [...]

The Broccoli Cure? Vegetable compound found to block existing breast cancer

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A well known anti-cancer agent in certain vegetables has just had its reputation enhanced. The compound, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, has been found to be effective in disrupting late stages of cell growth in breast cancer. Keith Singletary of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the finding involving sulforaphane (SUL), could [...]

Nutrition Notes: Tea a healthy choice

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re a regular tea drinker, research shows that you may be doing your health a favour. A new report in the Journal of Nutrition identifies many different types of studies that show how tea could help in the prevention of cancer. Laboratory research with human cancer cells shows that a natural phytochemical in tea, [...]