High glycaemic load linked to cancer recurrence
Consumption of carbohydrate-rich foods with a high glycaemic load could increase the risk of disease recurrence in people with colon cancer by up to 80%, warn researchers.
Nisin, a common food preservative, could slow or stop the development of certain types of cancer, according to new research.
Study establishes link between red meat and bladder cancer
Dietary proteins and iron found in red meat could be linked to increased risks of cancer due to their ability to form ‘powerful carcinogens’, says new research.
The offspring of those who consume a high fat diet during pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing breast cancer, suggests new research in rats published in Nature Communications.
The consumption of pan fried red meats may increases the risk of prostate cancer by up to 40%, according to new research.
Research may explain link between high-fat diet and colon cancer
Fat-rich ‘Western’ diets have been linked with the risk of colon cancer for some time, but now researchers in the USA believe they have found a reason why.
Starch intake may raise breast cancer recurrence risk: Study
High consumption of starchy foods may be linked with an increased risk of breast cancer tumours returning in women who have already had breast, according to a new study.
No link between red meat and bladder cancer: EPIC study
Fresh analysis of data from the EPIC study has again found no association between dietary intakes of red meat and the risk of bladder cancer.
Study supports concerns over meat additive-cancer link
A new epidemiological study has reported modest support for suggestions that some components in processed meat may increase risk of bladder cancer.
Cancer link prompts new call for bisphenol A ban
A UK scientist has called for the banning of bisphenol A after claiming new research has shown “growing evidence” that the chemical is a human carcinogen.
Non-dairy calcium also linked to prostate cancer, say researchers
Consumption of calcium from non-dairy sources could increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, according to the results of a study conducted among Chinese men.
EPIC study finds ‘weak’ link for fruit and veg against cancer
The potential of fruit and vegetables to reduce the risk of cancer is only “very weak”, say the results of a study with half a million Europeans.
Soft Drinks Association slams pancreatic cancer study
Soft drinks are safe and not a risk factor for cancer, says the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) in response to yesterday’s study from an Asian population.
Soft drinks may increase pancreatic cancer risk
Drinking two or more soft drinks per week may double the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, suggests the first study of its kind in an Asian population.
Salted foods may increase cancer risk: Japanese study
Increased intake of salt may boost the risk of heart disease, while increased consumption of salted foods may increase the risk of cancer, says a new study from Japan.
Meat not linked to prostate cancer recurrence risk
Consuming processed and unprocessed red meat, fish, total poultry, and skinless poultry does not affect prostate cancer recurrence or progression, says a new study from Harvard.
Spices may boost breast health: Study
Compounds found in spices may reduce the risk of breast cancer formation by stopping the growth of the stem cells that spawn the tumours, says a new study.
Red meat again linked to cancer risk: Study
Increased intakes of red meat may increase the risk of prostate cancer, with the meat’s heme iron content one of the possible culprits, says a new study from the US.
Meat additives not linked to brain tumours: Study
Intakes of nitrates and nitrites from processed meats, fruit and vegetables do not increase the incidence of brain tumours, says a new study from Imperial College London and Harvard.
Artificial sweeteners not linked to cancer: Study
Regular intakes of artificial sweeteners like saccharin and aspartame do not increase the risk of certain cancers, like stomach and pancreatic, suggests a new study from Italy.
Vegetarians less likely to develop cancer, say researchers
Vegetarians will develop less blood, bladder and stomach cancer than meat eaters, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Acrylamide has no link to brain cancer risk: Study
Dietary intakes of acrylamide are not related to increased risks of brain cancer, says a new study from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
EFSA finds no reason to alter aspartame ADI
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said there is no indication that aspartame causes cancer following its assessment of a study that linked regular intake of the sweetener with increased risk of certain cancers.
Natural chemical in liquorice hints at new cancer prevention strategy
Opportunities could potentially dovetail for liquorice in the nutraceutical domain with new research from the US suggesting a natural chemical component in this sweet ingredient could offer a new approach to preventing bowel cancer.
Acrylamide not linked to breast cancer in women: Study
Dietary intakes of acrylamide are not related to increased risks of breast cancer, says a new study from Harvard.
Animal study draws phosphate link to lung cancer
Careful regulation of inorganic phosphates in the diet could aid lung cancer prevention and treatment, researchers have concluded from a study in mice that could call into question the high use of phosphate additives in the diet.
Lignans' prostate cancer protection gets study boost
The lignan metabolite enterolactone may prevent the spread of
prostate cancer by acting at the genetic level, suggests new
research that deepens our understanding of the topic.
Dietary acrylamide may not raise breast cancer risk - study
Acrylamide, the potential carcinogen from food, may not be present
in high enough quantities in the diet to promote the risk of breast
cancer, researchers have reported.
Grapefruit may raise breast cancer risk - study
Women who consume one quarter of grapefruit every day may be at a
30 percent higher risk of breast cancer, suggests an
epidemiological study from Hawaii and LA.
Dairy may protect smokers from prostate cancer - study
Increased intake of dairy foods may cut the risk of smokers
developing prostate cancer by about 40 per cent, suggests a new
study from the US.
FDA, EFSA to review new aspartame study
Regulatory bodies in the United States and Europe have said they
will review a new study linking aspartame to an increased risk of
cancer, but have reiterated that until an evaluation of the data is
conducted they continue to support...
New study reignites aspartame cancer concerns
Concerns over the safety of aspartame could be reignited after a
new study with rats linked regular intake of the sweetener with
increased risk of leukaemia, lymphomas and breast cancer.
Sweetener study shows no cancer link in humans
An epidemiological study in Italy concluded that there is no
indication of an association between sweetener consumption and
cancer risk - findings that lend some support to EFSA's conclusions
on the safety of aspartame.
Garlic, onions may offer wide-ranging cancer protection
High intake of garlic and onions was associated with significantly
reduced risks of a wide-range of cancers, according to a large
epidemiological study from Italy.
Red meat linked to increased breast cancer risk
A new study from Harvard has reported that pre-menopausal women who
eat more that one and a half servings of red per day may double
their risk of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, compared to
women who eat less than three servings...
Flavonoids linked to colorectal cancer protection
A diet rich in certain flavonoids, from eating plenty of fruit and
vegetables, could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by over 40
per cent, says a large observational study from Italy.
Curry and onion extracts could protect against colon cancer
Quercetin and curcumin, compounds found naturally in onions and
curry, could reduce the risk of colon cancer, suggests a small
clinical trial from the US.
Kiwis could protect DNA from damage, says pilot study
Two to three kiwis a day could keep cancer at bay by helping to
repair damaged DNA, suggests a pilot study from the home of the
High cholesterol levels could boost prostate cancer risk
Men with high cholesterol levels have a 50 per cent higher risk of
prostate cancer, says Italian research.
Human aspartame study finds no cancer link
A human observational study has revealed that adults consuming
aspartame-containing beverages did not show any increased incidence
of certain cancers, but scientists caution that the study could
have certain "limitations"...
No cancer link found in new aspartame study
A recent study has found that the controversial sweetener aspartame
does not increase the incidence of tumors in mice, but the
scientists point out that this does not necessarily mean it is not
Researchers study chemicals in food and effect on fetus
A study on maternal exposure to chemicals found in foods, could
potentially do damage to manufacturers' attempts to assure the
public that processed products are safe to eat.
Low fat diet: breast cancer link 'due to chance'
Five servings of fruit and vegetables per day and a diet low in fat
reduced the risk of breast cancer by nine per cent, a figure
dismissed as not significant and due to 'chance'.
Corn oil, omega-6 could speed up prostate cancer, study
Omega-6 fatty acids speed up the growth of prostate tumor cells in
the laboratory, according to a study published in today's issue of
Study finds insufficient evidence for omega-3/cancer link
A new review study has poured water on claims that there is
sufficient evidence to support a link between omega-3 consumption
and a reduced risk of cancer.
The rise of vitamin D
A growing body of research is driving strong growth in supplements
and foods fortified with vitamin D, inversely linked in several
studies to lower risk of certain cancers and osteoporosis.
Bisphenol A disrupts young brains, scientists report
Low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a packaging chemical, can damage
the development of young brains, according to new scientific study.
Barry Callebaut chocolate could be good for the brain
The world's leading cocoa processor Barry Callebaut said yesterday
that it had new evidence to support the anti-cancer and anti-ageing
benefits of its healthy chocolate Acticoa.
Obesity and cancer more closely linked than previously thought
Diet and obesity could play a more significant role in cancer risk
than previously thought, putting processed food again under the
Sauerkraut consumption may fight off breast cancer
Eating sauerkraut and raw cabbage may protect women from breast
cancer, said a team of US and Polish researchers last week.