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THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF CONSUMING LIGNANS

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 9 May 2021
THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF CONSUMING LIGNANS
Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, -linolenic acid, lignan, and fibres. One of the main components of flaxseed is the lignans, of which 95% are made of the predominant secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG). SDG is converted into enterolactone and enterodiol, both with anti-estrogen activity and structurally like oestrogen; they can bind to cell receptors, decreasing cell growth.
There is growing evidence that an increased intake of flaxseeds and lignans is asso...
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Researchers uncover allergy-cancer connection

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 May 2021
Researchers uncover allergy-cancer connection
Recently published in the "Journal of Leukocyte Biology," the study was led by Daniel H. Conrad, Ph.D., member of the Cancer Cell Signalling research program at Massey demonstrated that histamine response is not only linked to inflammation but also plays a role in protecting tumours from the immune system. By blocking the production of histamine in animal models, the researchers could interrupt a process that promotes melanoma growth.
"This research is fascinating as it draw...
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Good sleep hygiene is protective of you.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 May 2021
Good sleep hygiene is protective of you.
Sleep is your body's first line of defence against infectious disease. During sleep, your body produces proteins called cytokines that fight inflammation and infection. When you are exposed to infectious pathogens, have inflammation, or experience chronic stress, your body increases the production of these cytokines to offset illness. Sleep deprivation hinders this immune response, for instance, by increasing the risk of catching a common cold, so not getting enough sleep impacts your b...
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Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 April 2021
Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer continue to rise in patients under the age of 50 years. People under the age of 50 also tend to have more aggressive colorectal cancers, which is a prime example of a condition that could be prevented with lifestyle interventions. Screening for colorectal cancer begins at 50 years of age, and early detection is highly correlated with decreased mortality.
This 2018 data line up with a study from 2017, which found a 22% increased rate of colon cancer in people under the age...
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The Essentials: Magnesium during chemotherapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 April 2021
The Essentials: Magnesium during chemotherapy
            Magnesium Foods A deficiency in magnesium occurs in 20%-100% of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium, and it is involved in more than 600 enzymatic reactions in the body.
Low levels of magnesium induce fatigue, mitochondropathy (compromised production of ATP) and risk for neuropathy, nephropathy as well as abnormal cardiovascular function (arrhythmia, hy...
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