The active component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate
(EGCG), already shown to fight several types of cancer, also
appears to kill cells of the most common form of leukaemia, reports
a US team this week.
A diet rich in vitamin E appears to protect against both prostate
cancer and bladder cancer, according to new research that lifts
hopes for the vitamin after disappointing recent studies, writes
Japanese scientists may have explained why green tea stops the
progression of cancer. They report that the active component
epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) binds to a receptor thought to be
behind the spread of cancer.
Oil from the seeds of an Asian plant, already shown to fight
leukaemia, also appears to kill prostate cancer cells and shrink
human tumours grown in mice, report US researchers. Human trials
could provide a promising treatment for...
A warm glow from a regular pint at the pub might not be the only
benefit to the health as a small study finds moderate beer
consumption could help prevent osteoporosis through the
bioavailability of silicon rooted in the beverage.
A low-fat diet may help men with aggressive prostate cancer better
fight their disease and live longer, according to researchers who
showed that a diet low in polyunsaturated fats slowed cancer growth
and increased survival times...
The female hormone estrogen has been shown for the first time to
potentially protect against colon cancer. The new research also
found that soy protein may help reduce the number and size of
tumors that do occur.
Obese men with prostate cancer are more likely to have aggressive
tumors and to experience cancer recurrence after surgery compared
to men of normal weight or those who are overweight but not obese,
according to two new studies.
Colon cancer is a major cause of premature death in Europe,
accounting for approximately 75,000 deaths each year. Can fruit and
vegetables really cut the risk of disease? New study suggests
phenolic compounds, or polyphenols, can...
Risk assessors from the German Federal Institute for Risk
Assessment (BfR) repeated their call for the levels of acrylamide
in foods to be reduced as far and as quickly as possible. Speaking
one year after the Swedish National Food...
Earlier this week we reported on news on the powerful
selenium-sulphoraphane duo in preventing disease. New research in
the same domain suggests that gene silencing a specific gene could
optimise on sulphoraphane, a potent anti-cancer...
New research from UK-based Institute of Food Research reveals that
two food components recognised for their ability to fight cancer
are up to 13 times more powerful when put to work together. The
findings could open up new possibilities...
Can fruit really reduce the risk of death from cancer? According to
an extensive study in Japan, daily or almost daily fruit
consumption was associated with a significant 12 per cent reduction
in total cancer mortality.
Evidence continues to mount in favour of the consumption of white
and green tea with the publication of findings from a new study
that suggest these teas provide as much protection against colon
tumours as the well recognised, and...
A European study aims to understand the impact of heterocyclic
amines - developed in some heated foods - on the development of
cancers. Preliminary findings suggest that plant foods could
A new report launched today by the British Heart Foundation warns
that the majority of women in the UK are dangerously unaware of the
deadly threat of coronary heart disease. It calls for immediate
action to tackle the number one...
The virtues of tea multiply by the year with scientists across the
world unveiling new health benefits of this global beverage.
Researchers in the US report this week that extracts from white tea
may be able to protect the skin from...
Mankind has long believed in the potential benefits that garlic can
provide to the human body. As the levels of heart disease and
cancer increase in Western society, a new European funded study is
now underway to explore the impact...
A cancer expert at Ohio University has received funding to continue
her work investigating the link between diet and breast cancer
prevention. The new study will research the effects of a low-fat
and low-sugar diet on reducing a woman's...
Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University in the US
on Thursday announced the launch of a national study to investigate
the effect of high-dose vitamin D in combination with the
chemotherapy agent docetaxel (Taxotere),...
Pregnancy may lower a woman's risk of cancer but drinking milk
could raise it, researchers reported on Tuesday. Both factors, as
well as the use of hormone replacement therapy, affect levels of a
hormone that may influence the...
A chemical isolated from a weed that grows in mountain meadows in
the western United States kills the cells of an aggressive brain
cancer that affects some children, researchers at John Hopkins
university have found.
Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US
scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an
extract from green tea can kill cancer in mice. More research will
be required to find out whether the...
Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer should try to reduce
the levels of fat and calcium in their diet in order to delay the
onset of a more serious form of the disease, according to research
from the US - a dilemma for those...
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for
the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other
phytochemicals to treat blood-related diseases, cancer and
The polyphenols in red wine have already been shown to help lower
the risk of heart disease, but the latest research from Spain - one
of Europe's largest wine producing nations - shows that it can also
help fight the onset of...
More than half of all gastrointestinal cancers are estimated to be
related to diet, write European researchers this week. It is
consequently of utmost importance to identify the components in the
diet that may reduce (or induce) colorectal...
Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant
reductions in both mammary tumour mass and the number of tumours
per animal, according to a study presented last week at a
scientific conference co-sponsored by Harvard...
Dr. Edward Giovannucci of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard
Medical School has published a new epidemiological survey review
that confirms earlier studies suggesting that the consumption of
lycopene-rich foods can reduce...
Prebiotics, the increasingly popular health ingredient, have been
found to bring about changes in the population and metabolic
characteristics of the gastrointestinal bacteria; modulate enteric
and systemic immune functions; and impart...
A natural substance which fights the fungus that harms foods such
as grapes, mulberries, peanuts and beansprouts may help prevent
cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of
Cancer this week.
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, Europe's third-biggest
healthcare group, said on Thursday that net profit for 2001 had
risen by eight per cent to 7.0 billion Swiss francs (€4.7 bn) as
flagship drug sales rose 15 per cent...
Alcohol can be a major risk factor for breast cancer but a
'healthy' or 'western' diet does not seem to have any adverse
effect. These are the findings of a recent report in the journal
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers...
Shares of ImClone Systems Inc. fell nearly 16 percent on Monday
after regulators said they would not accept the biotechnology
company's application to sell its eagerly awaited colon cancer
While a balanced diet as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid
may help in the prevention of cancer, whey protein is being proven
in clinical studies to be a powerful assistant in cancer prevention