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Dietary zinc reduces risk of death from prostate cancer

According to a new Swedish study, men with a higher intake of dietary zinc may reduce the risk of prostate-related death. The mineral zinc is involved in numerous enzymes and many essential cellular functions, including health of the immune system … Continue reading

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High fish & vegetable intake reduces risk of breast cancer

In a new study, researchers found a strong correlation between a diet high in vegetables and seafood and reduced risk of breast cancer. Lower BMI, high levels of dietary supplement use, and increased physical activity also correlated with reduced breast … Continue reading

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New study ranks walnuts as the most healthy

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (Xinhua) — Walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut, U.S. researchers have found. Study findings were presented on Sunday at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of … Continue reading

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Lack of sleep found to be a new risk factor for colon cancer

An inadequate amount of sleep has been associated with higher risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death. Now colon cancer can be added to the list. In a ground-breaking new study published in the Feb. 15, 2011 issue of … Continue reading

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More fiber intake associated with lower risk of death over nine year period

In an article published online in the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine on February 14, 2011, National Cancer Institute researchers reveal the outcome of a study which found a lower risk of dying over a nine year … Continue reading

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Berry interesting….

Animal tests suggest that familiar berries pack the same punch against cancer as more exotic varieties. Garden-variety berries provide about the same cancer-fighting punch as more exotic ones, a study of rats with esophageal cancer shows. A separate study finds … Continue reading

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Body Mass Index associated with risk of all-cause mortality

In white adults, being overweight or obese (and possibly underweight) is associated with increased all-cause mortality. All-cause mortality is generally lowest with a BMI of 20.0 to 24.9. A high body-mass index (BMI) is associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Increasing minimum vitamin D levels results in lower cancer rates

Analysis of new research indicates that increasing vitamin D levels in the U.S. population could prevent thousands of new cases of breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers each year. Previous research has shown that a higher serum (blood) vitamin D level … Continue reading

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Eating soy food reduces breast cancer risk in adult women

Recent reports from a large population study reveal a significant reduction in breast cancer among adult women who consume soy foods regularly. Soy food is a good source of isoflavones—a class of phytoestrogens that has both antiestrogenic and anticarcinogenic properties. In … Continue reading

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Prenatal multivitamin supplementation reduces pediatric cancer risk

In a recent analysis, researchers uncovered an association between taking prenatal multivitamins and a decreased risk for pediatric brain tumors, neuroblastoma, and leukemia. Prenatal supplementation of folic acid has been shown to decrease the risk of several birth defects. Several studies … Continue reading

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