Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

Walnuts could prevent prostate cancer

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

American researchers yesterday announced the findings of a study which saw the growth of prostate tumours in mice reduced by 30-40% when the animals were fed walnuts every day. Researcher Paul Davis hopes that the nuts can have the same effects on tumours in men. The animals were fed the human equivalent of 2.4oz per […]

Drinking 2 cans of fizzy pop a week can increase your chances of having pancreatic cancer by 100%

Posted: Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The results of a study carried out on 60,000 Singapore based men and women for over a decade have been published in ‘Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention’ this month. Dr Mark Pereira and his colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis were looking at the effects of drinking sugary fizzy drinks on health. They […]

Marvellous Mangoes

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

New research suggests that mango may be effective in preventing or halting breast or colon cancers. The American National Mango Board commissioned a variety of studies which tested the effects of mango polyphenol extracts in the laboratory on colon, breast, lung, leukaemia and prostate cancers. Mango showed some impact on lung, leukaemia and prostate cancers, but was […]

Pomegranate may slow breast cancer

Posted: Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Recent research has shown that an ingredient in pomegranates may help to slow the growth of breast cancer. In a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, ellagitannins in the fruit were found to inhibit an enzyme called aromatase in laboratory tests. Aromatase helps the body to produce oestrogen, which stimulates the growth of cancer cells. Drugs known as […]