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Cross-Talk: Microbiome & Immune System Balance

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 April 2021
Cross-Talk: Microbiome & Immune System Balance
The human intestinal microbiome acts as a signalling hub that integrates environmental inputs, such as diet and lifestyle, with our genetic and metabolic pathways. Its impacts are widespread across host systems, including the immune system,1 which is capable of adapting and responding to a wide range of challenges. How does the microbiome interact with the immune system, and how do these interactions help determine a state of health or disease in the body?
Reciprocal cross-talk between the...
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Fish and Colon Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 31 March 2021
Fish and Colon Cancer
A 2019 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reported the results of a study on the association of fish and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) and colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC, also known as bowel cancer, includes both the colon and rectum.
Research was led by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) using food frequency questionnaires and blood samples to determine whether eating fish and different ...
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Berberine Enhances Chemo-sensitivity and Induces Apoptosis

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 March 2021
Berberine Enhances Chemo-sensitivity and Induces Apoptosis
Alkaloids are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases. These compounds are synthesised in plants as secondary metabolites and have multiple effects on cellular metabolism. Among plant derivatives with biological properties, the isoquinoline quaternary alkaloid berberine (BBR) possesses a broad range of therapeutic uses against several diseases. In recent years, BBR has been reported to inhibit cell proliferation and to be cytotoxic towards cancer cells. Based on thi...
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Colon Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 March 2021
Colon Health
Just as diet can have a positive or negative impact on heart, brain and bone health, your colon's overall health can be affected by what you eat.
The colon is a crucial part of the digestive system, and many different conditions can cause it to work improperly. Some of these include inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; diverticular disease; irritable bowel syndrome; and colorectal cancer. Treatment for these conditions includes diet and lifest...
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READING YOUR PATHOLOGY REPORT BREAST CANCER

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 March 2021
READING YOUR PATHOLOGY REPORT BREAST CANCER
You may see these descriptions of the type of cancer in your report:
DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). This is a cancer that is non-invasive. It stays inside the milk ducts.
LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma in Situ). This is a tumour that is an overgrowth of cells that stay inside the milk-making part of the breast called lobules. LCS is not a true cancer. It is a warning sign of an increase risk for developing an invasive cancer in the future in either breasts.
IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma). Th...
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