ovarian cancer

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin

Preliminary research seems hopeful that a common curry spice may help decrease plaque build-up in the brain, one of the leading factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s involves the accumulation of a substance called amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), as well as oxidative damage and inflammation. Alzheimer’s risk is reduced with the increased intake of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory [...]

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

Reducing the Risk: Folic acid lowers risk of ovarian cancer

Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin that has been shown to play an important role in DNA synthesis and repair. Previous studies have shown that a low intake of folic acid may be associated with an increased risk of breast and colorectal cancer, especially among alcohol drinkers. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm [...]

Reducing the Risk: Folic acid lowers risk of ovarian cancer 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Selenium boosts immune function

In a British study from the University of Liverpool, researchers looked at whether selenium given to healthy individuals could improve immunity and help the body cope with a polio vaccine. In this double-blind study, 22 adults with low selenium concentrations received 50 or 100 mcg of selenium, or a placebo, daily for 15 weeks. All [...]

Selenium boosts immune function 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Ovarian cancer and diet

New research on ovarian cancer, one of the five most deadly cancers among women in developed countries, suggests that a balanced plant-based diet may help in its prevention. The National Cancer Institute says this strategy is important since ovarian cancer often produces no clear symptoms until late in its development and is difficult to detect [...]

Ovarian cancer and diet 2018-02-15T15:53:38+00:00

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