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Can Curcumin Supplement be Taken Along with Tamoxifen by Breast Cancer Patients?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 December 2021
Can Curcumin Supplement be Taken Along with Tamoxifen by Breast Cancer Patients?
Curcumin is the key active ingredient of the common spice Turmeric. Piperine, the key ingredient of Black pepper is often included in Curcumin formulations to improve its bioavailability. Many breast cancer patients are treated with a standard of care hormonal therapy called Tamoxifen. Along with such standard of care treatments, breast cancer patients often tend to look out for natural supplements like Curcumin (from Turmeric) with strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer prope...
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Nutritional Value of Allium Vegetables

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 December 2021
Nutritional Value of Allium Vegetables
Allium family of vegetables have been a part of almost all types of cuisines. In fact, it is difficult to imagine preparing a meal without including allium vegetables. The term “Allium” may sound alien to many of us, however, once we get to know the vegetables included in this category, we will all agree that we have been using these tasty bulbs in our daily diet, both for flavour as well as for nutrition. “Allium” is a Latin word which means garlic.  However, a...
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Effects of Circulating Vitamin D in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 December 2021
Effects of Circulating Vitamin D in Advanced Colorectal Cancer Patients
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the neoplasia that is most frequently associated with vitamin D deficiency in epidemiological and observational studies in terms of incidence and mortality. Many mechanistic studies show that the active vitamin D metabolite (1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 or calcitriol) inhibits proliferation and promotes epithelial differentiation of human colon carcinoma cell lines that express vitamin D receptor (VDR) via regulating a high number of genes. A key action underlin...
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Combinational Anti-tumor Effects of Chemicals from Paeonia lutea Leaf Extract in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 December 2021
Combinational Anti-tumor Effects of Chemicals from Paeonia lutea Leaf Extract in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common cancers of the head and neck region worldwide and is generally treated surgically in combination with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. However, anticancer agents have numerous serious side effects, and alternative, less toxic agents that are effective as chemotherapeutics for SCC are required. The Paeoniaceae family is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. We examined methanol and butanol extracts of Paeonia lutea ( P. lutea ) le...
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The Amazing Benefits of Quercetin

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 December 2021
The Amazing Benefits of Quercetin
In weight gain, increased adiposity is accompanied by accelerated aging of fat tissue. This change is most marked in visceral adipose, where it cultivates a specific array of inflammatory changes that enable these fat cells to survive under disadvantageous conditions. With the expansion of fat tissue, this pattern of altered cytokine production is known as a “senescence-associated secretory phenotype,” or SASP. In adipose, having a SASP affects immune homeostasis and energy meta...
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