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Gut Microbiome and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 29 November 2021
Gut Microbiome and Prostate Cancer
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown that diet-associated molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting dietary interventions may help reduce risk. Findings from the study were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. While more research will be necessary, the study’s lead author Nima Sharifi, MD, says findings from the team’s analysis of nearly 700 patients may have clinical implications for diagnosing and preventing le...
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Role of Yoga Across the Cancer Care Continuum

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 29 November 2021
Role of Yoga Across the Cancer Care Continuum
A review of 11 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and 6 non- RCTs found consistent support from the efficacy of yoga to improve mental health outcomes (such as distress, mood and anxiety) during cancer treatment. Some research found improvements in sleep, fatigue, and quality of life during treatment. A review of 9 RCTs and 6 non-randomized studies of yoga use by cancer survivors suggests physical and psychosocial benefits. Preliminary findings show potential relief from fatigue, dyspnea, gas...
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Why We Love Quercetin

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 17 November 2021
Why We Love Quercetin
Quercetin belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids that give many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their colours. Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are antioxidants. They scavenge particles in the body known as free radicals which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals. They may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage free radicals cause. In test tubes, quercetin has strong antioxidant properties. But rese...
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Decline For Some Cancers and Increase For Other Cancers

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 13 November 2021
Decline For Some Cancers and Increase For Other Cancers
Recent research has shown that mortality from lung cancer was 44% lower in 2019 compared to its peak rate in 1993, whereas it had decreased only 13%  from 1993 to the mortality rates in 1971. Overall, some of the biggest headway since 1971 occurred for stomach and cervical cancers — with 72% and 69% lower mortality rates, respectively — as well as colorectal cancer (56%), oral cavity and pharynx cancer (43%), and ovarian cancer (41%). Mortality rates of female breast c...
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Prebiotics Hold A Special Role in Gut Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 November 2021
Prebiotics Hold A Special Role in Gut Health
Prebiotics are of central importance in nourishing the body’s microbiota, and are typically comprised of fermentable carbohydrates like oligosaccharides or polyols. However, prebiotics like these can serve as growth substrates for pathogens (certain strains of Clostridia or E. coli, for example) as well as beneficial species, and some carbohydrate prebiotics are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort. In addition, prebiotics can show considerable variability in their overall ...
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