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No magical supplements or vacuous pseudoscientific practices needed for disease prevention. Basic lifestyle changes are all that is required

Health Headlines Commentary for September23 , 2016

Source: How to cut YOUR chances of getting cancer: Expert reveals 8 proven ways to help protect against the deadly disease    

Exercise offsetting cancer risk from alcohol consumption is tenuous at best and a sham at worst

Health Headlines Commentary for September 9, 2016

Source: Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study Reference: Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts For proper analysis read this: Can exercise offset some of the harms of […]

Study showing alcohol increases risk of certain cancers does not show cause and effect

Health Headlines Commentary for July 29, 2016

Source: Study showing alcohol increases risk of certain cancers does not show cause and effect Alcohol ‘a direct cause of seven types of cancer’ Reference: Connor J. Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer. Addiction. Published online July 21 2016

Certain compounds in beer may have anti-cancer effects but don’t go running to have that extra pint just yet

Health Headlines Commentary for July 15, 2016

Source: Could BEER help prevent cancer? Hops extract ‘activates a chemical in cells that prevents breast tumors’ Reference: Hop (Humulus lupulusL.) Extract and 6-Prenylnaringenin Induce P450 1A1 Catalyzed Estrogen 2-Hydroxylation. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2016; DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00112

Study finds lifestyle choices have impact on health outcomes more so than genetic predisposition

Health Headlines Commentary for June 14, 2016

Source: Lifestyle changes could save Canadian men millions of dollars Reference: How Much Does Tobacco, Smoking, Alcohol Use and Excess Weight Cost Individual Canadian Men?

“Universal” cancer cure media claim is just a tad premature

Health Headlines Commentary for May 6, 2016

Source: Are we on the brink of a UNIVERSAL cancer cure? Cutting off key supply routes to starve diseased cells of nutrients ‘eradicates tumors’ Reference: Deletion of Amino Acid Transporter ASCT2 (SLC1A5) Reveals an Essential Role for Transporters SNAT1 (SLC38A1) and SNAT2 (SLC38A2) to Sustain Glutaminolysis in […]

Study suggests that antioxidant supplements may make cancer worse

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 13, 2015

Source: Antioxidants: helpful or harmful for melanoma? Reference: Antioxidants can increase melanoma metastasis in mice, Martin Bergö et al., Science Translational Medicine, doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad3740, published online 7 October 2015, abstract.

Sponge-like implant traps rogue cancer cells reducing spread in mice. Human trials to soon follow.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 10, 2015

Source: Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells Reference: In vivo capture and label-free detection of early metastatic cells

Remarkable first step switching cancer cells back to normal

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 26, 2015

Source: U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease Reference: Distinct E-cadherin-based complexes regulate cell behaviour through miRNA processing or Src and p120 catenin activity

Spirituality may help people cope with cancer but causality is not established nor is there evidence it has a positive effect on outcomes

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 12, 2015

Source: Religion, spirituality may be tied to fewer physical cancer symptoms Reference: A meta-analytic approach to examining the correlation between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer

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