Cancer and Exercise

“A wealth of evidence supports an association between regular physical activity (PA) and decreased risk for cancer and cancer mortality. “

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Go Nuts!

Daily consumption of a handful of nuts (28g) is associated with reduced risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.   Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies   Background Although nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of…

Cell Damage in Pakistani Cotton workers

Textile manufacturing can be a dirty business. When compared to a control Pakistani cotton weavers are more likely to show signs of cell damage. Nuclear anomalies in exfoliated buccal cells in Pakistani cotton weavers Cotton workers in small weaving household factories (power looms) in Pakistan are typically exposed to high levels of cotton dusts. Working…

PALB2 Mutation associated with elevated risk for Breast Cancer

  Breast-Cancer Risk in Families with Mutations in PALB2 Background Germline loss-of-function mutations in PALB2 are known to confer a predisposition to breast cancer. However, the lifetime risk of breast cancer that is conferred by such mutations remains unknown. Methods We analyzed the risk of breast cancer among 362 members of 154 families who had…

Peachy Goodness. Peach Compounds Inhibit Tumour Growth

A few years ago Noratto and others found peach extracts inhibited cancer cell growth in vitro. In this new study, they implanted breast cancer cells in mice. The mice were fed various amounts of peach extracts and they found it not only inhibited tumor growth but also metastasis. The human equivalent is 2-3 peaches per day.…

Microbiome Modifies Colon Cancer Growth

  A fascinating link between gut microbiome, colon cancer and how manipulating gut bacterial profiles affects tumorigenesis. The Gut Microbiome Modulates Colon Tumorigenesis IMPORTANCE  The trillions of bacteria that live in the gut, known collectively as the gut microbiome, are important for normal functioning of the intestine. There is now growing evidence that disruptive changes…

Human Enhanced Evolution of Devil Facial Tumour Disease

An interesting case of anthropogenic selection and evolution in the case of Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour disease. To mitigate the progress of disease the government enacted a removal process and in the progress selecting for slower growing tumors. OPEN ACCESS Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours The Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease…

In Vitro Oral Cancer Sensitive to Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Researchers out of London (Queen Mary, University of London) report that omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth and induce cell death of squamous-cell carcinoma, IN VITRO. (Newspapers tend to skip over that part) http://carcin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/07/24/carcin.bgt257.abstract Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids selectively inhibit growth in neoplastic oral keratinocytes by differentially activating ERK1/2 The long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty…