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Cranberry may fight cancer spread

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Compounds in cranberries, called proanthocyanidins, have inhibited the growth of human lung, colon and leukaemia cancer cells, without affecting healthy cells, according to a recent study from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In this study, the researchers isolated a proanthocyanidin-rich fraction of a whole cranberry extract and tested it on several tumour cells. The study showed [...]

Ginkgo studied for anticancer effect

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center say an extract of Ginkgo biloba reduces the risk of aggressive cancer in animal experiments. The investigators report that treating mice with Ginkgo biloba both before and after implanting human breast or brain tumours slowed the growth of the breast tumours by 80% as long as the extract was [...]

Women and Cancer: Calcium may offer protection

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

A University of Minnesota Cancer Center study found that women consuming more than 800 mg of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 26 to 46%. A 26% reduction in risk of colorectal cancer occurred regardless of whether the calcium intake was from diet or supplement. Among women who [...]

The Tomato Effect: Lycopene curbs cancer cell growth

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Lycopene is a nutrient found in tomatoes and other fruits that has been researched for its preventative effects in both cardiovascular disease and cancer. A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food demonstrated that lycopene supplements decreased the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Researchers treated human prostate cancer cells with a lycopene supplement [...]

Melatonin: Cancer Role? Canadian researchers urge more studies

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Melatonin may have a role in the treatment of cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pineal Research. Researchers say that the results are so compelling that cancer funding agencies should be eager to support clinical trials to evaluate its therapeutic role in a variety of cancers. Melatonin is a hormone [...]

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 [...]

Selenium cuts two common cancers

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new study says that higher intake of selenium may reduce colorectal cancer risk. In the past, selenium has been associated with cancer protection, particularly prostate, lung and colon cancers. To gain better insight into selenium’s anti-cancer role, researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed data from three completed clinical trials, each with several hundred [...]

Beta glucan helps fight infections

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Beta glucans are complex glucose molecules found in baker’s yeast and the bran of oats and barley. Several studies suggest beta glucan supplements can boost immune response, help prevent cancer and help lower cholesterol. In a study at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, researchers found beta glucan could result in faster healing by enhancing [...]

Keep taking vitamin E, say experts

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’ve got a list of resolutions for the New Year, one of them should be to keep taking a daily vitamin E supplement. That’s the advice of a growing number of health experts in response to a recent highly publicized report suggesting vitamin E may be harmful in larger doses. These scientists say the [...]