Red Meat and Cancer Risk

Red meat cancer risk

A number of studies have suggested that red meat can play a role in the development of certain cancers. The largest study to provide evidence of the red meat-cancer link involved 478,000 men and women in Europe. It found that eating more than 5 ounces of red meat per day could raise your colon cancer […]

Huge Obesity Related Cancer Numbers

Obesity and Cancer

There is a well known link between obesity and increased cancer risk, particularly with breast cancer. New research has highlighted the astonishing figures associated with cancer promoted by obesity. The study looked at the body mass index of people from 184 countries in 2002 and contrasted it with cancer rates for those people in 2012. […]

Calorie Intake and Breast Cancer

Weight Gain Breast Cancer

A new study in the United States has highlighted the role that calorie intake may play in the development of breast cancer. Researchers discovered that when radiotherapy was being used to treat breast cancer in women with a specific form of the disease, the treatment was more effective if their calorie intake was lower. The […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Exercise to Avoid Cancer

Dr Rebecca Moss has written a fantastic article for Slate magazine, aimed at raising awareness for one of the most preventable forms of cancer, colorectal cancer. Dr Moss specializes in gastrointestinal cancers at the research level so has a professional understanding of the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis of the disease. Her advice is thorough […]

Do Vitamins Help Reduce Cancer Risk?

Vitamins & Cancer Prevention

It is a commonly held belief by most people that taking vitamins will not only keep you healthy, but it may help prevent cancer and heart disease. That belief is often developed by manufacturers who make claims about anti-oxidants in their products helping to prevent cancer and maintain overall health. Well according to a government […]

The best tools for fighting Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction

Prostate Cancer is one form of cancer that is being increasingly diagnosed in older males, with diagnosis rates doubling between 1998-2008 in many western countries. One of the reasons for this is that men are living longer now, and the cancer often appears in older men. Decades ago many men would be more likely to […]

Research Finds Cancer Prevention Methods Successful

Cancer Prevention Works!

Most people have heard health specialists repeat simple advice for cancer prevention – watch your weight, eat fresh fruit and vegetables, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much alcohol and get some moderate exercise. Those simple tips can reduce your cancer risk by a great deal for certain types of cancer. A new study in the […]

Reduction of Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Recent research has indicated that lifestyle factors play a significant role in the reduction of risk for aggressive prostate cancer. In new research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, they looked at people adhering to the eight lifestyle recommendations from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and how it plays out with agressive forms of […]

Vitamin D and Cancer

Vitamin D & Cancer Prevention

Vitamin D is actually a number of fat-soluble secosteroids including Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) and Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). It is an interesting vitamin because the human body can either digest it via food or it can be obtained via exposure to the sun as the body synthesizes it. In that sense it’s not a dietary vitamin […]

Heartburn Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Heartburn Cancer Link

A new study suggests that there may be a link between heartburn and certain cancers, such as throat cancer and vocal cord cancer. However the study also suggests that over the counter antacids can help reduce the cancer risk from heartburn. The author of the study, Dr Scott Langevin, suggests: “Previous studies examining gastric reflux […]